Tag You’re It – Hopping Around the Blogosphere with my Crimson Sisters

I’m participating in a “Tag You’re It” blog hop with several fellow Crimson Romance authors.  We’re answering questions about our current works-in-progress.  I was excited to participate in this little exercise because this will be the first public announcement of my newly-contracted work, His Fantasy Maid.

Here’s the blurb…

On the eve of Jake Sinclair’s bachelor party, his best man surprises him with a fantasy maid named Amy. Clad in a bikini, she cleans his house and jump starts his heart. She’s beautiful, smart, and compassionate. Why is a woman like this working as a fantasy maid? A few days later, with thoughts still distracted by the enigmatic Amy, Jake crashes his car and wakes in the hospital emergency room where his fantasy maid is now wearing scrubs and wielding a stethoscope. Is she an hallucination, or is his fantasy maid a doctor?

And here are the questions…

What is the title of your book?

His Fantasy Maid

Where did the idea for the book come from?

Last December, a pink flyer pasted to the front door of our townhouse in Orlando was an advertisement for Fantasy Maids.  You could choose a maid to clean your house in a French maid costume or bikini.   Well, there had to be a story there.  As Carl Hiassen says, “You can’t make this stuff up.”

What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary Romance and because it’s written in first person, it’s also what I would term chick-lit.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

A medical student, moonlighting as a fantasy maid to pay for medical school, meets her match in a lawyer who gets her housecleaning services as a pre-bachelor party warm-up.

Will your book be self-published or agented?

I have a contract with Crimson Romance for this book.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

Six months in novella length, but my editor wants me to make it a full-length book, and I’m working on that now.

What other books within your genre would you compare your WIP to?

I’d compare it to Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis.  The heroines are definitely similar in their determination…and in their attraction to the hero.

Who or what inspired this book?

That flyer on my front door provided all the inspiration I needed.

What else about your book might pique the readers interest?

This is a story about a strong young woman who will do what she has to do to fulfill her dream.

Now, head to another Crimson Author’s blog to check out their works-in-progress.

Tag, you’re it, Shelley & Galen.



4 Responses to “Tag You’re It – Hopping Around the Blogosphere with my Crimson Sisters”
  1. David Pereda says:

    Great concept. I’m sure it’s going to be another smashing success, Susan. Kudos!

    • Susan Blexrud says:

      Many thanks, David. I so appreciate your support, and here’s one back at ‘ya. Attention readers: However Long the Night by David Pereda is an amazing book!

  2. Tara Mills says:

    Susan, this sounds fun. I love it. Another ‘do what you’ve gotta do’ maid story is Single In Suburbia by Wendy Wax.

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