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Working WoMan

It’s only Wednesday but it’s already been a chaotic week. I’ve developed a frown line since at least the beginning of the year and it’s deep. I’ve been experimenting with different brooding/frowny faces that won’t make it bigger, but every time I find myself frowning, it’s always this “WTF” look on my face, eyebrows raised and forehead all furrowed. Because that’s the way I tend to look for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Meh. I have exciting stuff going on in my writer’s life, but I’ve been so exhausted from the EDJ that I barely even enjoy that part of my life. I haven’t written since Sunday I think. *think* Or Saturday? I can’t remember. The only really good thing is that I’m halfway through the story I need finished before the end of the month. Yay.

Yeah, I’m so tired I can’t even write a long post today. My brain is back in my bed dreaming of work. Because apparently that’s what I do now. I don’t dream of being the meat in a Gerard Butler and Vin Diesel sandwich. I dream about my day job.

Can someone please tell the weekend to get here soon? Yeah, thanks.

And in light of this crushingly stressful week, I’m playing y’all some Rush. “Working Man” seemed fitting for my mood today. It isn’t my favorite Rush song, but it’s still good stuff.

Happy Hump Day!

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A Long Time Coming (Part One)

It’s been two weeks since RomantiCon and I’m sure y’all were all wondering where my review was. Well, life gets crazy. I swear, since the beginning of October, I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off. By the way, do chickens really run around after their heads are cut off? I may have grown up in the country, but we didn’t have chickens. My uncle did, but those little fuckers were mean and I never went around them. I left that to my brother and cousins. Cannon fodder.

Anyway, RomantiCon. Le sigh. Oh RomantiCon. I wish you could last for longer than four days. Honestly, I think I told Lea Barrymire that I wished life was RomantiCon interspersed with writing and reading and family time. Why do we have to come back to the real world after such a great, long weekend? Why? (Imagine me falling to my knees screaming this to the sky. Because I can be melodramatic too.)

I got there on Wednesday, arriving a day before the actual conference started. First off, let me just say I had a layover in Tampa, had about three Bloody Mary’s with this 80-something year old lady who was on her way to Baltimore for the Ravens’ game. I asked who they were playing and she said, “I don’t know, I’m just going to party.” Hell yeah! I had to have drinks with her after that. So by the time I got to Ohio, I was feeling pretty good. Found the shuttle and settled myself in the middle row while the driver went to find other passengers headed to the hotel.

But when he returned, it was with seven…Cavemen. Now when I’m traveling, I’m not in Danica mode. I’m in me mode and me, I mean I don’t dress up, wear just enough makeup to not scare little children and my hair is always in a pony-tail. So you can imagine my horror when I look up to see the seven buff, attractive Ellora’s Cave cover models headed my way like they were strolling out of a Quentin Tarantino. You know, slow motion, the wind whipping around them, shades on…cue the awesome soundtrack.

The driver says, “I have more people than I thought, maybe you’d like to take the passenger seat?”

Y’all, I jumped out of that van so fast I probably looked like someone had pushed me out. All I could picture was me being squished on that seat surrounded by muscles while looking like holy hell and it was enough motivation to get me moving faster than I’ve moved since my brother kicked me in the nose and ran away from me. I caught him, by the way. Anyway, I was safely seated in the passenger seat, buckled up and smiling brightly when seven very muscled men forced themselves into the van. With Aline Hunter perched on the stool between me and the driver. Good. God.

This is trouble waiting to happen. And it was just the first day of the conference!

I’m not going to give a blow-by-blow assessment of the whole conference because I have pictures for that. Yes, pictures. But, I will say that I really wish it wouldn’t have ended. And there were some highlights for the conference. Mainly me trying to take out three cavemen during one of the group shots on Bollywood night. Yeah. Totally. Bad shoulder + saree + kneeling to take a picture = Danica is stuck on the ground. I may have used Rodney’s broad shoulder to hoist myself to my feet wherein my saree fell apart right there on the stage. Yup, it started unraveling. Thank god I was wearing full on clothes underneath. For everyone’s sake.

Before the sauri and knock-down-the-cavemen moment

I did two workshops this year. The first one was “There’s an App For That” and OMG, we had so much friggin’ fun! I mean, seriously, we had so much fun I think I want to do it again next year. Slightly different of course, but look for yourself!

From left to right, Lea, Me, Jose, Ramrod, Griffin and Cara

Two of the teams trying to get the position right with the aid of Tyrone, Tammy, John and Judy…(The blowup dolls)

We had guest judges, Desiree Holt, Joey Hill and random audience participant Nancy overseeing the antics

Then Saturday, I took my turn with the cavemen. Okay, for two days in a row, there are photo shoots. The cavemen are made available for “book cover” like pictures with the registrants of the conference. Last year I took two pictures and I was so nervous and scared and ecstatic, I thought I was going to pass out. This year, I was a little more comfortable. Until I got up there.

You want me to what?

        

This was after Daivd grabbed my hair because “I know it gets in the way.” Um.

Then I become a giggling mess…

 

A hysterical giggling mess because David, the lovely man behind me, began to hump me

This is the final shot. In the others I was laughing too hard for you to see anything but my mouth.

Tomorrow, I’ll continue the saga of RomantiCon as told by blow-up dolls. Needless to say, we had a blast and I’m already gearing up for next year. Oh, what am I saying? I was ready for RomantiCon 2014 as I was checking out of the hotel on Monday morning. It’s the best fun you can have with…well, I was going to say with your clothes on, but mine fell off at Bollywood and the Cavemen walk around half-clothed most of the time. Well, it’s still fun.

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Caveman Taylor’s Song Pick

It’s time for What’s Playing Wednesday. It’s also the anniversary of 9-11. Twelve years ago…right about now, I was in bed with the radio playing, but something in the DJ’s voice caught my attention. I stumbled out of bed to the living room and watched in horror as events unfolded.

Lots of times I’ll hear my parents talk about where they were when x happened. As I grow older, I realize those are sad milestones of our lives. Where were you when…Yeah, where were you? I always remember that morning when this date passes around and it saddens me to realize there’s so much hatred in the world.

I was going to pull this post this morning out of respect, then I realized that’s wrong and giving in. We’re meant to live our lives and if listening to music shared by a handsome man is the way we live, so be it. Yes, honor those who were lost twelve years ago, remember and give thanks to the emergency personnel who risked their lives trying to save others, and give thanks to those who fight to keep us safe.

And enjoy some music by Caveman Taylor.

Normally I have themes, but with RomantiCon coming up, I decided to hand the music controls over to some of the cavemen. If you’ve been to the Ellora’s Cave conference, you know just how much fun it is hanging with these guys. They’re all really awesome guys with a great sense of humor. They’re also hot as hell, but y’all already know that from past Fantasy Man Friday Interviews.

But I find knowing what people listen to is probably a better way to get to know them than anything else. By now, most of you probably know I have musical ADD. I have a tough exterior with a sappy, sentimental center. That’s what you’ve probably learned from my music choices over the past…er, 4 years?

So what will we learn from today’s Caveman? Oh, did I mention it’s Taylor? Sexy, funny Caveman Taylor who also co-wrote the Take It Off  books? Just in case you don’t remember him, this is Taylor:

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Hehe. Sorry. Ahem.

So Taylor, when I asked what song he was digging on lately, chose Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. Hm, I wonder what exactly that means? I’ll be honest, I’d never heard this song until Taylor mentioned it. Not really my speed, but it’s kind of groovy, yeah? Check it out for yourself and let me know what you think! And be sure to check out Taylor on Facebook!

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Men In Review 3

I didn’t forget! How could I? It’s FRIDAY!! Wooo-hoo! That’s one thing you miss when you’re at a conference/convention. You have no idea what day it is. I can’t tell y’all how many times Lea and I would say “What day is it again?” because time really has no meaning unless you have a party/signing/workshop to attend. Most of the time, I’m all in la-la mode, or absolute talk-your-ear-off mode when I’m at a conference. That’s just how I roll.

I’m going to try to squeeze as many sexy men into today’s post as possible. I didn’t realize I’d interviewed so many! Now I have to ask that you not drool until the last man has been reviewed. Also, let me know which one you prefer. I might even go so far as to post a vote on the Cabal of Hotness blog at the end of this month. Hm, not a bad idea! So without further ado…

Magic Brian:

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Danica: What’s your favorite sexual position?
Brian: I’m calling it the crab, she’s on her back and I’m sitting up, my legs under hers and hers over mine so I can get deep and really nail her Gspot.
Danica: Whoa, Nelly! And that sound would be the collective “thud” as every woman hits the floor in a dead swoon. And look y’all, he’ll even cook for you after…And yup, there goes the thudding again.

Does anyone else find it a little warm in here?

Caveman Austin:

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Danica: What’s your favorite kink?
Austin: I really like to please a girl. However, its the most fun when I get to please them in ways they didn’t even know they wanted to be pleased.
Danica: One sec while I pick my jaw up off the floor. “In ways they didn’t even know they wanted to be pleased…” Now that’s a loaded statement if I ever heard one! What do y’all think he means?

I’m still trying to imagine all the ways I’ve never known I wanted to be pleased. Which is a lot harder than you’d think. You know? *stops rambling*

Ted:

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Danica: What do you have going on right now?
Ted: Right now I’m currently in NYC. Going to casting, about to do some new shoots, start acting classes. I never have a workout partner so I’m hiring a videographer to film me in the gym. I’m about to be o nyoutube. Make sure to check me out and subscribe to my channel BryantFit. It’s not going to be like them other boring fitness models’ videos. It’s going to be some sick information and serious motivational like vidoes and I’m crunk! Think you’ll really like it.
Danica: Everyone got that right? He’s going to be on youtube. YOUTUBE

I still need to check out his channel. And no, that isn’t a euphemism for anything. I swearz!

Caveman Mark:

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Danica: What is your favorite position? 
Mark: Um, can I just show you??…LOL Here’s the thing, if the chemistry is right, they all should be your favorite!!
Danica: For a moment there, it felt as though I might have hit the floor…
Yowsa.
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Danica: What kind of woman are you most drawn to sexually?
De Angelo: Personality is very important, what’s inside a person counts.
Danica: And there was a collective sigh as millions (okay hundreds) of women fell in love with De Angelo. And now imagine him saying that in his Italian accent.

I’m sighing. Again.

Cherokee:

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Danica: What’s your favorite kink? Yes, sexually.
Cherokee: I love an aggressive woman. I wouldn’t object to being spanked.
Danica: I know a lot of ladies who have belts, paddles and their hands ready to help him out. *cough*

Okay, fess up. Who wants to give this bad boy a spanking?

We’re starting up with new men next week. I hope. I have to hunt some more down. Le sigh. The life of an erotic romance writer is so difficult!

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Interview with Cherokee

Happy Friday y’all!

We’re getting closer and closer to RT and I’m stoked! I can’t wait to chill out with my fellow writers and meet readers. If you’re going, be sure to look for me. I’m always up for meeting readers and talking books. Ooh, some big writers I adore will be there. I can hardly wait. *squee*

Today I have the awesome Cherokee Takatsuki on the blog today with an interview and pictures. Oh, holy abs of steel, do we have pictures! I hope y’all enjoy. Cherokee is an amazing guy.

Danica: What’s the weirdest/funniest/scariest thing you’ve ever seen in your line of work?
Cherokee: The scariest thing I’ve ever seen was a dancer taking a kitchen knife out of her purse and charged after another dancer. Luckily she was stopped before she hurt anyone. Or another time, the cops came to the club because a couple of girls had kidnapped and tied an old guy up, stole $40,000 from him.
Danica: And they went party it up at the club. Can’t say I blame them. $40,000 worth of lap dances sounds like one hell of a good time.

Danica: What’s the one place in the world you’d love to visit and why?
Cherokee: Greece because I want to see the Parthenon and the Amphitheater. I’m more into the architecture and how they built it.

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Danica: What do you have going on right now? Do you have any upcoming appearances? If so, when, where and will there be video? Just joking about that last one. Sort of. Ahem
Cherokee: I cut hair during the day, I personal train, dance and hip-hop music. I like to stay busy.

Danica: How many hours do you spend in the gym?
Cherokee: It depends, but an hour a day. I used to body build so a lot of what I do is habit. Plus because of the strict dieting, my body rejects greasy food.

Danica: What do you think is your best feature?
Cherokee: Personality. I’m optimistic and out-going and open-minded.

Danica: What’s it like being the focus of so much female attention? 
Cherokee: When I was younger, it was really exciting. Now it’s more of a job than it used to be. It’s kind of like “get this over with so I can go home and sleep”. For the attention, it’s one of those things that if you’re not a strong person, you can definitely develop a god complex. It can change your perception of yourself and life.

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Danica: What’s your favorite kink? Yes, sexually.
Cherokee: I love an aggressive woman. I wouldn’t object to being spanked.
Danica: I know a lot of ladies who have belts, paddles and their hands ready to help him out. *cough*

Danica: Are you a breast or a butt man?
Cherokee: Butt man.

Danica: What’s your favorite position?
Cherokee: I like all positions, but probably flat down on the stomach from behind. Not doggy, but flushed flat.
Danica: 0_O

Danica: What’s your theme song?
Cherokee: Maui Hawaiian Sup’pa Man by Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole

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Danica: What’s your favorite color?
Cherokee: Red

Danica: Favorite food?
Cherokee: Sushi

Danica: Do you prefer winter or summer?
Cherokee: Summer

Danica: What’s one movie you can watch over and over?
Cherokee: The Crow
Danica: Great movie! It’s one of my favorites and the soundtrack was amazing.

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Danica: Do you prefer mountains or beaches?
Cherokee: Beaches
Danica: Of course! Did I forget to mention Cherokee is from Hawaii?

Danica: What attracts you to a woman?
Cherokee: My theory is there’s always one attractive thing about a woman, you just have to look for it.

Danica: Boxers, briefs, commando?
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Danica: Is there anything about yourself you feel enough people don’t know?
Cherokee: I’m very shy. When Cherokee is turned off, I’m shy. I’m kicked back, surfer boy.

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Interview with Caveman De Angelo

Happy, happy Friday y’all! Before I get to the good stuff, bwahaha, I’m over at the ARe Cafe today talking about writing for Ellora’s Cave. Stop by!

Do y’all even read the intro to these interviews or just jump to the good stuff? I’m kind of curious about that so let me know in the comments if you read this or if I should just dive straight into the good-looking men. M’kay?

But in case you do read this…Hey! It’s Friday! Woot-woot! I’m sending off my latest manuscript to my editor today. *crosses her fingers* Hopefully I’ll have good news to share with y’all soon. Mais, I hope I do because it feels like I’ve given birth to this story. Yeah, it took that long. It’s a full term novel. If I get an acceptance, I might even buy myself some flowers saying “Here It Is!” *snickers*

And oh, if I can get today’s hunk on the cover of my book? That would just be…awesomesauce. Today I have another new Ellora’s Cave cover model, Caveman De Angelo. Oh yes, I’m shocked myself! But De Angelo is an amazing guy with a sexy Italian accent and a great personality. He’s also hubba, hubba hot. *fans herself* Um, so yeah, here’s the interview…’scuse me while I wipe up the drool from my keyboard.

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Danica: What made you want to be a model?
De Angelo: I started modeling when I was younger. When I was about sixteen or seventeen I signed with an agency in my country. I had to stop fashion modeling because I started growing and my body didn’t fit in the clothing anymore. I like doing sports and my body was naturally muscular, I would have had to starve myself to get down to 160 pounds and fit into the clothes I would’ve had to model.
Danica: I’m definitely liking the physique he’s sporting now. Ladies?

Danica: What’s the one place in the world you’d love to visit and why?
De Angelo: Probably more than one place. I like to travel. I don’t think about vacations a lot since I work all the time.

Danica: What do you have going on right now? Do you have any upcoming appearances? If so, when, where and will there be video? Just joking about that last one. Sort of. Ahem.
De Angelo: I’ll be at RomantiCon in Ohio. I used to compete in body building competitions, but I didn’t want to keep getting bigger. Now I do personal training, I’m the dance manager at my club helping choreography with the other dancers and take acting classes with modeling on the side.
Danica:  A man of many talents. *cough* And oh yeah, we’ll be seeing you at RomantiCon! Right, Cabal? I know y’all are out there reading this…DA3Danica: How was the photoshoot with EC?
De Angelo: It was a lot of fun. The photographer was great. People thought the face I gave Bill Giste the look.
Danica: I think that look solidified De Angelo as one of our favorite Cavemen. That look. Priceless! If you missed it, Ellora’s Cave was featured on CBS Sunday Morning and De Angelo was one of the models during the photoshoot.

Danica: What do you think is your best feature?
De Angelo: Personality, smile and eyes.

Danica: What’s it like being the focus of so much female attention?
De Angelo: I think it’s good, you meet a lot of people, get to know them, talk with them. I like it.
Danica: I’m glad because I know he’s going to cause a stir at RomantiCon!

Danica: What kind of woman are you most drawn to sexually?
De Angelo: Personality is very important, what’s inside a person counts.
Danica: And there was a collective sigh as millions (okay hundreds) of women fell in love with De Angelo. And now imagine him saying that in his Italian accent.DA2

Danica: What’s your favorite kink? Yes, sexually.
De Angelo: I just go with the flow. I like it when it’s spontaneous, nothing planned.
Danica: My mind just blanked out. trying to imagine what going with the flow means exactly.

Danica: Are you a breast or a butt man?
De Angelo: It’s not really important to me, the only thing that really matters is the personality.

Danica: What’s your favorite position?
De Angelo: I like a little bit of everything.
Danica: Again, I have no words.

Danica: What’s your theme song?
De Angelo: I’m in the club a lot, so I like to chill in my free time.

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Danica: How have you been in the U.S.? And is there any particular place you’d like to live?
De Angelo: Five years, and moved directly to Miami. The place I’d love to live would be Los Angeles. I don’t to go to NYC because of the weather.

Danica: What’s your favorite color?
De Angelo: Blue, I suppose, but I don’t really have a favorite color.

Danica: Favorite food?
De Angelo: Italian food, I know how to cook, so I make it for myself. Home cooking is best.
Danica: Authentic Italian food cooked by a sexy Italian man. That’s book fodder right there.DA4

Danica: Do you prefer winter or summer?
De Angelo: Summer, hot weather

Danica: Do you prefer mountains or beaches?
De Angelo: Beaches

Danica: Pets? What kind?
De Angelo: Yes, I had two dogs. They’re called dogo argentinos which are like a mastiffs, big dogs. I had to leave them in Italy when I moved here.
Danica: Awww!

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Danica: Boxers, briefs, commando?
De Angelo: Boxer-briefs, feel more relaxed.
Danica: Ahem…

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Danica: Is there anything about yourself you feel enough people don’t know?
De Angelo: When people get to know me, they learn I’m a simple, easy-going guy and I like to help people.

You know that moment when your brain goes completely offline? I’m having that right now. Uh. Heh. Heh. Wow. De Angelo is a man of many faces, right? It’s amazing and hot and I’m going to shut up now.

I hope y’all have a great weekend…um, yeah. Talk to y’all later.

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Interview with Caveman Mark

Happy Friday folks! I know y’all have to be looking forward to the weekend. I know I am. The time fast approaches when I’ll be jetting to Kansas City for RT (yay!) and I can hardly wait. It’s going to be a blast and I hope to see some of y’all there.

I’m very excited about seeing a lot of my fellow writers, as well as meeting new ones. And who can forget the cavemen? Hello, nurse! There’s nothing more fun than hanging out and dancing with the sexy, good-natured men who grace the covers of Ellora’s Cave’s books. And I think that’s the perfect lead-in for today’s interview.

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A brand new addition to the Caveman family…Clan of the Caveman? Ooh, I like that one! Anyway, I have the sexy and awesome, Caveman Mark with an interview and pictures. I can’t forget the pictures! Hopefully someday soon we’ll see Mark gracing the covers of one our favorite erotic publisher’s books!

Danica: What were you like in high school?
Mark: When I was young I didn’t spend much time worrying about belonging to a specific crowd or what people thought of me. I was that guy that played in the halftime marching band with their football pads on. I played just about every sport and still found time to master the kickflip on my skateboard. I wanted to be all sorts of things when I grew up. I’ve kept my ears and eyes open since day 1 for anything that I enjoy. You can say I consider myself a master of nothing but a student of everything.

Danica: What made you want to be a model?
Mark: I could go on and on about all the reasons I chose a fit lifestyle when I was pretty young. The most important to me, especially as a trainer, is to lead by example. After my first fitness competition in 2012 I realized how much of an impact my success had on other individuals. My coach, Pedro Yanga, set me up with a photographer for my very first shoot 2 weeks out from Chicago’s Iron Man Classic. Since then other designers and photographers helped me realize I had “the look” and that it was a natural look that communicates well on film. I quickly found these photo shoots to be very rewarding in the fact that they keep me on top of my game and motivated others to achieve similar results.

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Danica: Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?
Mark: When I was a little kid I got the nickname Mark “The Spark.” I looked at an old family photo album and was even wearing a shirt with my nickname when I was probably about 4 or 5. Rumor has it I never liked to take naps, go to sleep early, or stop bothering people to do stuff with me. All I can say is I’m glad some things never change!
Danica: How many hours do you spend in the gym?
Mark: As a personal trainer I can be in a gym setting anywhere from 30-40 hours a week. As far as my own workouts go, I take about 2 hours a day if I’m prepping for a show to commit to gym time. In the off season my workouts are closer to 60-90 minutes. I can put most of my energy into my strength training and spend little to no time on cardio. I focus more on diet and probably should also say thanks to my parents for passing off some descent genetics.
Danica: What is it like being the focus of female attention?
Mark: It all goes back to hard work. A true leader doesn’t seek reward, or even recognition. However it would be a lie to say that both don’t feel good. I always find somebody to look up to and push myself to the next level. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in life is to drop the ego and therefore achieve more. I enjoy the attention but do not struggle to maintain a level head.
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Danica: What kind of women are you drawn to most sexually?
Mark: I have to say there is more to this then looks! Yes, I am attracted to a woman who is fit and takes good care of herself. The biggest turn on to me is a woman whom knows what she wants. Decisiveness is sexy! This single characteristic can make things much more interesting in the bedroom.
Danica: Are you a breast or butt man?
Mark: Hmmmm..can I say both? LOL
Danica: Hmm, LOL
Danica: What’s your favorite color?
Mark: Orange
Danica: Do you prefer winter or summer?
Summer!! I can’t take my shirt off in Chicago all winter
Danica: And that would be a real shame. A terrible, terrible crime against nature!
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Danica: Do you have any pets?
Mark: I train dogs in my spare time. I have a lab pitt mix named Stanley. I rescued him when he was a young pup and he’s been my boy ever since.
Danica: Aw, how cool is that?
I guess I’m gonna answer this one..
Danica: What is your favorite position? 
Mark: Um, can I just show you??…LOL Here’s the thing, if the chemistry is right, they all should be your favorite!!
Danica: For a moment there, it felt as though I might have hit the floor…
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Heh, uh, Happy Friday! Have a great weekend…um, *scrolls back up* yeah, y’all have a good one. Happy Christmas and all that…

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