Wendi dropped by our blog to tell us about what she gets up to on Valentine’s Day, and about her Valentine’s-themed book, Over My Head.
Describe your perfect Valentine’s Day.
It’s funny this is the first question. When I started dating my now husband, we were super young and in college. We were also rather penniless, too. Hey, it was college and we put ourselves through college. Back then, we both sort of decided Valentine’s Day was just another day and we should show each other we loved each other all through the year. That said, the big goof (after telling me we weren’t doing much, so I just got him some white chocolate) created a little Valentine getaway in his dorm. Did I mention we were both not exactly rolling in the dough? But it was perfect. It’s my version of the perfect Valentine’s Day. He made dinner and had the room decorated in red and white twinkle lights. We listened to music, danced and…well…you can imagine the rest. He also got me a little ring, not an engagement one, but I’ve still got it and would wear it if I hadn’t worn the band through. So that’s my version of the perfect Valentine’s Day, the one I spent with him. Good thing I’m married to him and get this kind of Valentine’s Day every year – without the dorm room. Lol!
Chocolates or roses? Or something else?
I’m more of a daisy girl. I love chocolate. Don’t get me wrong. I’m all about going to our local chocolatier and going a little crazy buying chocolate, but I love when DH buys me daisies.
Who’s your dream date for a Valentine’s Day dinner?
My dream date would have to be Chris Evans. I know I should say DH, but this is a dream, right? I have a mild obsession with Chris Evans, so yeah, him. Or James McAvoy. Maybe both? A girl can dream, right?
Do you have a favourite Valentine’s Day book, film or song?
It’s not exactly a Valentine’s Day song, but I do love Right Where I Need to Be by Gary Allan. It’s a country song, but it’s about the guy getting his priorities in order and being with the one he loves, versus working all his life. Like I said, not Valentine’s Day, but romantic as heck. Plus, Gary Allan wears that cowboy hat like a champ. Yum!
How does Valentine’s Day tie in with your story, Over My Head (Part of the Heart Attack Collection at Totally Bound)?
I wanted to pair an exotic dancer with a cop. Sort of clichéd, I know, but oh well. So I did and I got them together at Valentine’s Day. He shows her there is humanity in the world and she gives him a hot time. Isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is for? Hot times? I think so.
Where did the inspiration for your story come from?
I wrote a story involving another dancer and another cop, but the dancer in Over My Head, kept talking. She also became a fan favorite because they wanted to know what happened to her. So…I wrote her story. I’m glad I did. Plus, cops and exotic dancers are just ripe for drama.
Where do you write? Have you got a little nook at home, or do you write wherever you happen to be on a laptop or on your phone?
I’m a bad girl. I tend to write whenever inspiration strikes. One time, that involved me writing while I was supposed to be listening to an author presentation. Oops. I’ve always got a notebook with me and I’m known to whip out the Google docs app on my phone to jot stuff down. I have a desk at home where I’m supposed to write, but I have two dogs and two cats who believe my life’s work is to take care of them, so they tend to involve themselves in my writing. I end up sitting on the couch (I know, horrible for posture) with the dogs. They feel close to me (or are sitting on me) and I get my writing done. It’s only awkward when I’m trying to write something super hot and the dog is having either gas or a dream. 😊
Can you tell us what you’re working on at the moment? And what’s your next book?
I am currently working on two edits (both for Christmas stories for this Christmas) and a mafia story. I love writing when the characters speak to me, so it’s been fun to dip into the sweet worlds, then go to the super naughty one. My next book is a merman story with Changeling Press, called Perfect Harmony. It’s a version of the little mermaid, but with a purple merman and a former boy bander who falls off a cruise ship! It comes out at the end of January!
About Wendi Zwaduk
Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009. Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and white hot themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been nominated at the Love Romance Cafe for Best Author, Best Contemporary, Best Ménage, Best BDSM and Best Anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on Amazon.com.
When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice. She’s an active member of the Friends of the Keystone-LaGrange Public library. Find out more about Megan and Wendi on her website. And sign up for her newsletter to keep up to date.
Over My Head
What happens when two opposites realize they have more in common than expected?
I’m a dancer…and a damn good one. I work at the Silver Steel Gentlemen’s Club. My hard and fast rule? No freebies and no office dating. Except for Slade. Hard, fast, slow, gentle…I don’t care. I’ll take him any way possible. But he’s not that into me.
Or so she thinks. I’m a bouncer at the Silver Steel. Astra doesn’t realize I see her—I can’t help myself. She captivates me every time she’s on the stage. I want her, but I have a…problem. I’m not at the Steel to pick up chicks or even work the room. I’m there to stop the influx of drugs into the community. Yeah, I’m a cop. But if the job means sampling the dancers… Well, as long as I keep my heart out of it, I’ll be fine.