12 Oct 2015

The Big Girl's Guide to Buying Lingerie by Amie Stuart

The Big Girl’s Guide to Buying Lingerie by Amie Stuart
Publication date: October 20th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance

My name is JADE BALLARD, and this is the story of how a freak accident with a cookie changed the life of a semi-reformed people-pleaser (that’s me!).
After a disastrous marital near-miss Jade Ballard retreats to San Antonio, cutting herself off from the world in general and more specifically her family’s country club lifestyle, which she no longer wants any part of. She takes comfort in food and the safety of an internet love affair.
Rowdy Yates is a semi-reformed womanizer who’s leery of long-term entanglements. Until Jade, he never seriously considered anything beyond a “Wife-For-A-Night.”
After months of flirting on the internet the couple meets, only to discover they already know one another. Rowdy has always mistaken Jade’s shy reserved nature for snobbishness, and Jade has always viewed the woman-loving Rowdy as a Redneck Casanova. But the seven months they spent getting to know one another formed an attraction neither can fight.

When did you first start writing? And when were you first published? 
I started writing…Wow…2001? 2002? I sold both my first short story and first novella in 2005.

What is it about 'chick lit' / 'romance' that appeals to you the most? Do you read other genres?
The happy ending. Sue me…I’m a cynic with a soft spot for happy endings. ;)
And, I read everything!! Thrillers/Suspense and Urban Fantasy rank right up there with Romance for me.

Can you tell us a little about your latest release? 
The Big Girl’s Guide to Buying Lingerie is about a couple who meets on the internet and forms a relationship. The book opens with them finally, sort of reluctantly, planning to meet for the heroine’s birthday. After that, shenanigans ensue!

What inspired you to write it? 
Well…there was a guy (on the internet) and there was a trip to Target and there were also some bras that didn’t fit :D

If it was made into a film, who would you cast as the main characters? 
Oh wow! Brooke Elliott from Drop Dead Diva for Jade. Or maybe Nikki Blonsky (from Hairspray)?!?!
And Chace Crawford to play Rowdy Yates …or maybe Chris Pine or maybe Ryan Kwanten. Decisions decisions, right?

What is your favourite book that made it to the big screen? 
Oh wow… Probably the Hunger Games books.

What was the last book you read and would you recommend it? 
Currently reading SO SWEET by Rebekah Weatherspoon and loving it!

Where do you currently write? And where would be your dream writing location?
My eldest son has moved out (he’s in the Army), so I currently write in his room. It’s not very pretty or very office-like, but it gets the job done for now!

Tell us a random fact about yourself.
I love spinach! But it has to be fresh LOL

What inspires you as an author? 
Great books inspire me because they entertain me AND make me want to be a better writer and storyteller.

Do you have a muse? 
Yes, they’re called bills :D

Who would play you in the movie about your life? 
Hahahahaha I have no clue!

What are your (writing) plans for the future? 
Book five in the Bluebonnet, Texas series is supposed to go on sale in January so yeah, I need to finish that and get it to my editor. I’ve also got a 3-novella spinoff series (set in Bluebonnet but with a different family) planned for 2016 and I’ll also be working on rereleasing more of my backlist into ebooks!

Tell us one thing that's on your bucket list

What do you listen to whilst writing? 
Mostly instrumental music. Lyrics distract me.

Name one of your all time favourite songs.

Believe it or not, also a tough question. I like music as much as I like books. I’m go with Just Love Me by Chris Cagle.
It’s a part of The Big Girl’s Guide to Buying Lingerie playlist: 

Amie Stuart is the last of a dying breed, a native Texan, and still makes her home there, where cowboys and music (her other two loves) abound. Growing up, she wanted to be a lawyer and a psychologist. No doubt the shrinks would have a field day with her head, but she’s seen the error of her ways and considers all those other jobs ‘research’ for the writing gig.
She’s a multiple contest finalist as well as a trained contest judge and is affectionately know as The Terminator by her critique partners. She’s written as CELIA STUART for Black Lace Books, & Liquid Silver Books, and as AMIE STUART for Kensington Aphrodisia, she has a short story (PEACHES ‘N CREAM) in Zane’s CARMEL FLAVA 2, and launched Cobblestone Press’s new short erotica line, Wicked.

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  1. I love the title of the book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Enjoyed reading your interview, thank you!


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