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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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Interview With Caveman Austin

***UPDATE: The winner of the What is Danica thinking giveaway is…TABATHA DERBY. Congrats Tabatha and thanks everyone who entered. Don’t forget there are two other giveaways going on for the rest of the week!

Yes, you got it. This week I have the newest of the Ellora’s Cave cover models, Caveman Austin. We all love our Cavemen…we can’t help it. They’re just so much fun and RomantiCon and other events, not to mention, sexy.

Let’s give Austin a very warm welcome!

Danica: How did you become a cover model/dancer?
Austin: I was working as a server in a restaurant but really wanted to do something a little bit more fun so I decided to look into male dancing. I googled it and sent an email out with my picture, and they invited me up to the club on a Thursday night to check it out. Everyone was so nice I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Several guys took me under their wing and showed me the ropes and that’s how it all got started.

Danica: What’s the one place in the world you’d love to visit and why?
Austin: I would love to visit Norway. We had a foreign exchange student at the high school I went to and we became good friends. I think she convinced me on the idea that it would be wonderful just to experience.

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Danica: What do you have going on right now? Do you have any upcoming appearances?
Austin: Right now I’ve just been taking it easy and getting ready to start training for summer.

Danica: What do you think is your best feature?
Austin: I think my eyes but girls tell me its my butt so who really knows?
Danica: I can totally judge that for you…

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?

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Danica: Are you a breast or a butt man?
Austin: I like proportion so I find it hard to appreciate one if the other isn’t balanced. But probably butt all the same.

Dancia: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done as a model/dancer?
Austin: I went on a roadshow with Taylor Cole and Justin Whitfield.
Danica: Since I’ve interviewed both Taylor and Justin…I agree, this is probably the craziest thing you’ve ever done. Those men are cray-cray! 😉

Danica: What’s one thing about yourself you feel enough people don’t know?
Austin: I feel like people misjudge my introverted moods as conceitedness when in reality they’re just me inside my own head.

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Danica: What’s your favorite position?
Austin: This depends on the girl but I like it when a girl has the confidence to get on top and not be shy.

Danica: What’s your favorite color?
Austin: Blue

Danica: Favorite food?
Austin: Chocolate

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

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Danica: What’s one movie you can watch over and over?
Austin: The Avengers

Danica: Do you prefer mountains or beaches?
Austin: Mountains

Danica: Boxers, briefs, commando?
Austin: Commando

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Sexy Men in Review Part Two

This is my last sexy man post for the year. Ah, 2012, you’ve been both cruel and kind to me in terms of sexy men.

If you recall, I stopped my Fantasy Man Friday posts because of problems others had over photos that were under copyright protection. It wasn’t as though I thought I was purposely posting pictures without permission. I didn’t think of it until someone got in trouble. Now I wait for the sexy men to say “please post it”.

That was the cruel part of the year.

The kind part came when I went to RomantiCon and was introduced to the sexy men of Ellora’s Cave. The fact that I was able to compound the awesomeness by interviewing them only made the last weeks of 2012 even sweeter. I only have three gorgeous men left to “review” and give you a peek at my favorite part of their interviews. I hope you’ve enjoyed the interviews. I hope I can bring more to you in 2013, but we’ll have to see if I can convince the guys to play along.

Caveman Ryan:
Oh Ryan, our marvelously accented South African caveman. I remember seeing him walking around with a newspaper and having to stifle a sigh.

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Danica: If you could go back in time to any era, I’m going to take a stab at this and say you’d go back to Ancient Rome? Possibly the Ancient Greeks? Why?
Ryan: Yep without a doubt the Roman era – they were real men , wars were hand to hand. Like all that layered, rugged, worn, tough clothing they wear and all the chunky leather and cloth accessories covering their arms etc. Just looks so good *grin*. Clearly a rough lifestyle though… mmm

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Caveman Taylor:
Turns out Taylor was the sassiest of the cavemen so far. I swear it has nothing to do with me conducting the interview via phone. Okay, maybe it did. I’m lucky my phone didn’t melt from my blushing. It was a fun interview though and I wish I could post the whole thing all over again.

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Danica: Do you have any favorite embarrassing or funny moments from a photo shoot?
Taylor: For one of my Playgirl magazine shoots, I was supposed to be a cowboy, so I was in a barn and there were horses in the stalls. There were people all over the place and I was like trying to get it hard, jerking off in front of 10 people. As soon as I would get kind of hard this one horse would reach out and try to bite my shoulder.
Danica: Was the horse jealous?
Taylor: Totally, LOL. I embarrassed the horse.

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Caveman Nick:
As most everyone knows, Nick won Alpha Caveman 2012. He was gracious, sweet and fun and didn’t look at me weird for nearly licking his back. I was drunk! Ahem. Anyway, Nick let me interview him via text messages and I can’t thank him enough.

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Danica: What do you think is your best feature?
Nick: My best feature is my ability to light up the room. I love bringing life to a crowd and watching everyone have fun. Oh yeah, and my abs aren’t too bad either ;)
Danica: And he ain’t lyin’.

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And now that you’re left nothing more than a drooling mess, when  you’re able to…I’d like you to tell me which of these interviews (and men) were your favorites.

Happy New Year! Here’s to a wonderful 2013!

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Interview with Caveman Taylor

Hey y’all, I’m back again with another interview with one of Ellora’s Cave’s delectable cover models. This week I have Caveman Taylor on the blog. This was my first phone interview and I’ll admit I spent most of the interview trying not to say embarrassing things. I didn’t quite manage as you’ll see, but it was fun and Taylor definitely kept me on my toes. I did not record this interview *cough* so I had to go by my own keyboarding skillz and memory. I hope I was able to capture Taylor’s open and funny personality.

He might, might stop by to answer questions, so if you see something I failed to ask him, be sure to leave it in the comments and hopefully he’ll be able to respond.

Danica: Have you ever read one of the books you’ve been a cover model for?
Taylor:  I read WyndRiver Sinner and really liked it.
Danica: What did you think of it?
Taylor: They’re more graphic than I thought they would be. I didn’t know anybody was into that.
Danica: You have no idea.

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Danica: Do you have a favorite band? Is there a band you’ve always wanted to see live but haven’t?
Taylor: The Black Keys. They were in concert in Dallas and we had to do a promo so I missed because I had to go back to the club. I heard The Black Keys when they first began were offered like $300,000 to put one of their songs in a mayonnaise commercial but they turned it down because they didn’t want people to think they sold out.
Danica: If someone offered you $300,000 to smear mayonnaise all over your body in a commercial, would you do it?
Taylor: Of course I would!
Danica: I’ll start saving my pennies now…

Danica: What’s the one place in the world you’d love to visit and why?
Taylor: I always wanted to go to California and go surfing, but I was too busy. Hopefully next year or whenever. I’ve been nearly everywhere else.

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.
Taylor: We’re gonna be on ABC News, an everyday life kind of thing. They filmed me boxing at the gym and things like that. And Fox News is going to be interviewing us again soon. I don’t have any dates for those yet.

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Danica: How many hours do you spend in the gym?
Taylor: Here’s the thing. I like to work out and I enjoy it, but I don’t like to work out for a long time. I split it up three days on, one day off, then two days on and one day off an hour each day.
Danica: Out of curiosity, what’s your calorie intake?
Taylor: I like to eat a lot. I don’t know how many calories I take in but it’s got to be maybe 3000 calories a day. I try to splurge every day. But we have a photo shoot coming up so I’ve been dieting lately.
Danica: We both agreed dieting sucks.

Danica: What do you think is your best feature?
Taylor: Besides my personality? I get more compliments on my ass. I remember when I was a kid and I was going to school, the high school girls would make me stand up in the middle of the school bus to check out my ass.

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Danica: What’s your favorite kink?
Taylor: I like being blindfolded and surprised. I don’t mind a girl being a little rough. Most girls like to try to get me to do that to them, and I’ll do it, you know, whatever they want, but I kind of like the surprise of not knowing what’s going on. I would like to be tied up, blindfolded and ravished, taken advantage of, used like sex doll.
Danica: I swear I did not put any words in his mouth. He was trying to be a gentleman.

Danica: Do you have any favorite embarrassing or funny moments from a photo shoot?
Taylor I was in Playgirl magazine a couple of times. The first was September 2003, two photo shoots and I was moving around a lot at the time so I don’t know the exact date on the second one.
Danica: If someone finds a copy of these magazines, would you be willing to sign them?
Taylor:  Sure.
Danica: Now for your most awkward moment in a photo shoot.
Taylor: For one of my Playgirl magazine shoots, I was supposed to be a cowboy, so I was in a barn and there were horses in the stalls. There were people all over the place and I was like trying to get it hard, jerking off in front of 10 people. As soon as I would get kind of hard this one horse would reach out and try to bite my shoulder.
Danica: Was the horse jealous?
TaylorTotally, LOL. I embarrassed the horse.

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Danica:  Are you a breast or a butt man?
Taylor: Generally I like a big nice ass, but not opposed to big boobs.

Danica: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done as a model?
Taylor: Most of the crazy sex stuff is in the 2nd book. I need to think about this.
Danica: FYI, I’m blushing at this point because he found it easier to remember crazy sex things than what crazy things he did as a model. Seriously, he said “Hm, let me get off the sex thing and get back to you on this.”

Danica: What’s your favorite color?
Taylor: I’m actually color blind, but I love blue. Like the Mustang Sapphire Blue.

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Danica: Favorite food?
Taylor: Steak, medium rare

Danica: Do you prefer winter or summer?
Taylor: I like Autumn
Danica: Being from the south, I’m in total agreement with him here. Autumn, when we get it, rocks.

Danica: What’s one movie you can watch over and over?
Taylor: Casino Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci are awesome together. It’s such good guy movie.

Danica: Do you prefer mountains or beaches?
Taylor: I do like the beach.

Danica: Pets? What kind?
Taylor: No pets, I work so much it’s hard for me to be home enough.

Danica: Boxers, briefs, commando?
Taylor: I like boxer briefs cause with my legs my hamstrings rub together. I like a little material there.
Danica: I have the same problem, but not because my legs are muscular.

Danica: Is there anything about yourself you feel enough people don’t know? Taylor: I like living life to the fullest. I like being a free spirit. My motto is “if it feels good, do it.”

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Randomness

First off, I nearly overslept this morning. I could blame it on nyquil because I took a dose before bed last night, but that stuff sort of wears off after four hours. No, the blame for me waking up too late to work out or even have a cup of coffee this morning goes to my characters.

It all started innocently enough. Sort of. I was waffling on a story. Okay, I was waffling on several stories and it occurred to me that others in my group—yeah, that group, The Cabal of Hotness—were suffering from the same inability to write. One night, after being frustrated by my characters yet again and hearing of another author’s problems getting the story out, I decided we needed to make a pact. And so we did. We’ve all vowed to complete and submit a story to a publisher by December 31, 2012. Failing to meet this deadline means at RomantiCon 2013, you’d have to buy the cabal drinks. The motivation here is money because some of us are lushes *cough “not me”*. If we meet this date we get to toast ourselves and pat ourselves on the backs for a job well done.

This brings me back to my original point. Seeing as how I don’t want to have to buy drinks for everyone, even though I’ll probably get toasted and start playing Lady Bountiful and buy drinks anyway, I realized I needed to get off my ass and write a friggin’ book. I have so many stories started, so many characters who don’t want to friggin’ cooperate with me, I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to decide which one needs to be the “one”. Writing on more than one wasn’t getting me anywhere, so I closed my eyes and picked one and that’s what I’ve been working on slowly. Very slowly.

I was supposed to write six thousand words yesterday, but only managed about 2500 before I got distracted by Duck Dynasty. But I have been trying to figure out where the first “real” sex scene because that’s what I dreamed about in my nyquil haze. Sex, sex, and more sex between my hero and heroine. In a gym, positions I’m still trying to figure out, you name it, they were doing it. Is it any wonder I woke up all bleary-eyed and exhausted?

So yeah, I’ll be writing lots and lots of sex it seems. I figure I can probably eek 15k in sex scenes which will put my story in the novella category. Throw in the conflict, the dark moment and the happy ever after and I can probably push this story to 38k, possibly 40k. Now, if I can do all of that, edit it, send it off to CPs and revise it one more time before sending it off on December 31st, I’ll be good.

*crosses her fingers*

What did you dream about last night? Oh! A few quick announcements to make. Don’t miss today’s edition of Demystifying the Male over at Lea Barrymire’s blog. And if you have any questions you’ve always wanted to ask a man but were afraid to, be sure to let her know so she can pass it along. Also, tomorrow I have the sexy and fun Taylor Cole on the blog talking about nearly anything I could think to ask him. It’s a great interview so be sure to stop by.

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They’re Taking It Off

Hey y’all, well it’s finally here, the interview you’ve all been waiting for. Yup, we have Taylor Cole and Justin Alan Whitfield in the house talking about their debut release, Take It Off! The Naked Truth About Male Strippers.

Now, if you haven’t had a chance to read the book yet, some of these questions might sound a little coarse and way out of left field. However, if you’ve read the guys’ book, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about here. Also, feel free to leave comments or questions. The guys will hopefully have time to stop by and respond.

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Danica: Who had the idea of writing Take It Off? Was it something y’all thought of together, or always wanted to do?
Justin: Both of us had been wanting to write a book for years! I moved to Houston to work at the Houston Labare and Taylor stayed in Dallas working at the Dallas Labare. Every few months, we would see each other to do roadshows that I booked and we would share stories. This made us think, “our stories are hilarious! We gotta write a book!” Not until I saw the trailer months before magic mike came out to theaters, did I know we had to act soon! I wasn’t part of Ellora’s Cave yet but Taylor was, so I got him to pitch our book to Susan Edwards and we got our first contract! Susan didn’t seem interested at first but called Taylor a few days later and had a contract for us. She thought we would need a ghost writer but was happily suprised that we could write and wanted to keep our voice in the book.
Taylor: We wrote it together. We talked about doing it for years.

Danica: What was the best part of writing this book? The fame, the fortune…the chance to revisit your favorite conquests?
Justin: The chance to mark off “write a book” on our bucket list! Also, making friends with all of the Elloras cave authors.
Taylor: Remembering all the fun times and adventures I had.

Danica: Okay, what’s the deal with tea bagging the new guy? Cause, correct me if I’m wrong, but women don’t go around vag bagging people. Unless that’s something new and the Cabal are planning to add this to the induction ceremony… 
Taylor: I would never do that to anyone. That’s a story one of the old dancers always told us about.
Justin: We wish women would! Sounds like a good ritual!!!! Btw: Taylor and I have never tea bagged anyone!
Or got tea bagged!

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Danica: How has the response been from readers so far? Reviews can be harsh and a bit of a pain in the ass. Do you even bother reading them?
Justin: Yes, so far we have gotten really good reviews and feedback. I love reading a review that shows the reader didn’t want to read or didn’t know what to expect and ended up loving the book!
Taylor: I love reading the reviews. So far they have all been positive.

Danica: The scene with the toilet paper in the dancer’s thong nearly killed me. Does that kind of thing stay with a dancer the next time they perform? How do you come back from something like that?
Taylor: That didn’t happen to me, but I’m sure if the guy laughed it off it wouldn’t be that big a deal.
Justin: It happened and the women never even  said anything to me. I still made money! I was embarrassed though!

Danica: Of the two of you, who’s the better storyteller?
Taylor: I’m better at telling it in person, but he’s better at writing it down.
Justin: Taylor has the funniest story telling ability, he just has to be in the right mood to tell them, though. I write more of the stuff but Taylor adds much of the humor. We are like yin and yang.

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These questions come from one of your fans 😉

Danica: How much is too much to share. How much are you willing to discuss with readers who are genuinely interested? Tell all baby!
Justin: My wife had to take a deep breath on some parts of the first book but that’s why I love her! She allows me to be me!
Taylor: I’m pretty much an open book. I didn’t really hold anything back.

Danica: What type of woman is the one type you’d never go for?
Taylor: Snobby women. They seem negative to me and I like to be around positive people.
Justin: Sloppy. I love a woman who knows how to carry herself.

Danica: How did you get into the Caveman Club? (And thank God y’all did.. Her words, not mine although I agree.)
Justin: Patty came to my bar in Houston 7 years ago to audition cavemen. I was the link they needed to sign all the Labare guys. Reason why most of us come from Texas. I declined to model then due to my 80 hours a week to get my bar up and running. However, I always regretted not being a caveman! I wanted to be on a book cover badly. Another bucket list! Things workout well for me, and now I have my goal and will be a caveman until they say no more! Lol!
Taylor: One of the choreographers asked me and Angelo fi we would be interested in it and we agreed and were so glad we did.

Danica: Does it ever get old, getting ogled? How do you get over having a “meh” day and turn it on for the stage?
Taylor: It never gets old. I love the attention!
Justin: It does get old but you miss it too! That’s why I retired from Labare in ’05 but continue to this day doing roadshows at clubs and casinos. It’s fun being sexy! My normal life, I am anything but! Mean boss is what I get to be! Lol!

Now it’s your turn, my friends. These guys are amazingly blunt and ready to tell you like it is. Of course, if you haven’t picked up Take It Off! The Truth About Male Strippers, you should do that. Like now 🙂

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The Bad Stuff

It’s been a little over a month since I quit smoking. I was using Chantix to help me and it helped. It really did, I won’t lie and say I was able to do it on my own. This time of quitting was a lot harder than last time. I’m not sure why, but there you have it. The cigarettes had a tighter hold on me the second time I started than they did the first time around.

But that’s not what I’m blogging about today. It’s related though, so follow along on a rambling blog post…

No. I was at my nephew’s birthday party on Saturday and one of his great-aunts asked me how I come up with my stories. I just kind of shrug because how can I answer that? Stories come to me. I don’t go to them. And I was having some major trouble luring them my way.

Yesterday I talked about my muse returning from the red-light district in Amsterdam and I swear that’s what it feels like. This is where the first part of the blog post comes into play. My last book came out September 19. Since then, I’ve had vague ideas, but hadn’t been able to write them. Then I went on the Chantix…

And it was over. I was done for. There was no writing to be done. I could barely even blog about anything. The Chantix mellowed me out too much. I couldn’t get worked up, pissed off, interested, excited about anything. I think the real reason I’m so enamored of RomantiCon is because I stopped taking the Chantix while I was there and it burned the fog of drugs away.

Danica has stepped out again and the sun feels damn good. My muse is no longer stoned out of her mind. I’m dreaming about the cavemen. Okay, it wasn’t illicit or anything, dammit. I was really hoping for something naughty. What do I get? Taylor Cole working on my house. And no, he wasn’t naked. *mutters*

Anyway. I’m writing again. I’m excited about projects and feeling more like the Danica who could throw out a 50k word story in two weeks. Woot! Now if I can keep away from anything else that will distract me…Ooh! Cavemen!

Oh! By the way, I have a special Caveman Spotlight this Friday…An interview, so if you want to know something about Caveman Christian, be sure to stop by!

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