Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Guest Post 15 Mindi Ferrari
I have been lucky enough to meet some incredible authors, and even luckier to get to know some of them pretty well. While sharing my snarky wit on Facebook recently I started to chat with Mindi, and I found her to be one of the most incredible people to ever put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard. Not only does she have the mouth of a sailor, but this pretty little minx is one of the most interesting and sexy women writing Romance and/or Erotica today. Forget that she is gorgeous, or that her body is so fucking incredible it would make a grown man melt (well, only parts of men melt around her, other parts get rather…stiff) Forget that she is witty and sarcastic and quick. Forget that sexuality oozes from her pores, that her words melt your heart and her eyes (good god her fucking eyes) look into your soul. Forget all that, because her talent very nearly eclipses it all.
She is a published author, and she may be the only person I ever met whose word count could rival mine. She is focused, intent, and without a doubt the type of woman who gets whatever she wants.
Enough palaver; I give you Mindi Ferrari – Goddess
Tell us a little bit about yourself, personally. (Married, kids, dogs, day job, hobbies, likes, the usual getting to know you shit)
Now aint this a loaded fuckin question. I will make this simple and sweet. I have a lot of kids. I write for a living, build websites, and do some side work *wink* and my hobbies are reading, writing, sex, blowjobs, and if you’re lucky “You”. I like to think I’m a free spirit but then my ADHD kicks in and messes shit up. No peace for us Italian woman, we can never stay calm. And I curse like a sailor, so onto the real shit…
First off lets state that I am not normal, nor have I ever been. I am as crazy as they come. I have a brain that turns like a hamster wheels, and body that somehow has adopted some form of ADHD, and my attention is like a dog; always on to something else, new, and fun. I have always had a passion for reading and writing. Since I was 10 years old I dreamed of writing horror novels. Those dreams quickly ended with the realization that boys and girls were supposed to not only get along with one another, but they were so supposed to fall in love and live happily ever after. I have taken just about every course college had to offer, majoring in criminal justice, with minor in elementary education & working as a substitute teacher. When I write I don't just take from the things I've learned over the years. I use words to describe characteristics, attributes, and everyday life. My words bring everything to life. Vivid details that make your mind spin as if you are watching a movie. The romance that I write is something that I personally crave, and of course what women doesn't. Love and sex aren't just about words being written; it’s about the passion you put behind those words. It’s about making your own heart beat a mile a minute knowing that the words you just wrote touched you as well as others. I love to make readers laugh with the humor and arrogant attitudes characters have. Making the tears flow from their eyes because they just read something so saddening it hurts their heart and feels every bit real. The most important aspect for me with writing romance novels is making the reader feel sexy as well making them heat up an get warm between the legs, almost begging their lover to do the things I write to them. Each scene and character is personal and becomes a best friend to my mind. At times I find them the men sitting around a table playing cards, making wise cracks and asking me when I'm gonna get off my lazy ass and write something so they have something to do that day. I hear the women begging for the men to rescue them and touch them all over, to ease their waiting hearts. So for me this is my real world. This is the world I get to bring to life and share with you. Because sharing my stories and worlds is more important then anything this life has to offer. Whew that was a mouth full.
Where do you live, where did you grow up? What was your childhood like?
I live in Las Vegas, Nevada and have lived here since I was 8 so everything else before is obsolete. My child hood was amazing; there were flowers and rainbows everywhere. J/K, I grew up seeing all the shit a kid shouldn’t, even managed to save my moms boyfriends life after he was shot, I was 13. Seen my sister try and kill herself as well. I have been everywhere and seen almost everything, but hey that’s life and what doesn’t kill us, us writers pour into our books. Stupid people always open my eyes to more. I like to think the things I write and think about will play out through my very short life.
What genre do you write and why?
I write Paranormal Romance, I have a thing for Vampire and Angels. I also write contemporary romance and just finished my first Navy Seal erotic romance that will be out in February. I plan to dabble in a little bit of everything but also stick to my roots writing about all things that go bump in the night and make you get all wet and warm under your covers.
What has been your biggest success to date?
I don’t really measure my own success. I could say that getting published has been my greatest accomplishment though.
What titles do you have published?
The First Taste, which is a YA romance, Midnight Assassins, Wicked Games, Dark Days.
Are you self published and/or traditionally published? Why did you make that decision?
Traditionally published. I just prefer to not have too much grunt work, I like my shit handed to me on a platter. Again joking. I guess for me it was being involved with other authors and being plugged into that network.
What’s your most recent book about?
Lets go with Midnight Assassins, I will post a little synopsis; Annie was definitely not ready for the life that was about to be handed to her. She was dealing with a job she liked, but a boss she hated. She had no family and only one true friend. One horrible day took her life by surprise. Beaten and almost dead she finds her life in the arms of a handsome, over bearing vampire and wants nothing more than to stay put there forever, but can't seem to let go of her past.
Nicholie was definitely on a mission in his life; to kill the hunters that killed his sister Emma, and maintaining his life as an assassin, which was more than time consuming. Closing in on a lead, he ends up finding Annie instead, and falls head over heels with this breathtaking human that he wants to make his own, testing his very belief system as a vampire.
Where do you get your character ideas?
Well it’s the basics. I think of the man or God I would love to tear into my ass and eat me alive with his personality and his sexy looks and I run with it. As for the woman, I try to do the man’s counterpart, the one who isn’t supposed to make him want or need but does. The woman who brings him to his knees. Like I do with every man lol….
Where do you get your book ideas?
I would like to say dreams, but it’s not that simple. It’s usually ideas that I have thought up, or something I’m very passionate about. Shit there’s inspiration every day when you look around, and its always how I interpret things. You might see a man riding a horse, I might see a night on a dragon, and then the ideas start flowing.
Why do you write?
Good question… It’s in me, in my veins, I can feel the words circling my entire system ready to climb out onto the computer screen. Telling stories has always been a passion for me, and of course I love nothing more than to know I please people with the thoughts and ideas I can produce. If I can give one erection or make someone’s nipple hard, then I have succeeded.
What are your favorite books?
More like favorite author, JR Ward, I love her and will read anything she rights. I would give anything to pick her brain and watch her at work for a whole day.
I would have to say anything action. Of course I am a hopeless romantic too, but I love a movie where I didn’t expect the ending and it blew me away. I love zombie movies and will watch anything you put in front of me that has this.
Actors what? Ah who knows, I more of a book lover and can never remember those famous peoples names on the big screen.
Favorite TV shows?
True Blood and Weeds…
Favorite type of music/Band?
Everyone who knows me knows I love classic rock and blues. I love Bad Company and will take their CD to my grave.
Feel like makin love by Bad Company
What turns you on?
A man that knows what he wants and takes it. Of course he has to have the charm to back that shit up. I don’t like games either, so give me a man that s up front and goes after it, then you will find my inner thighs wet and everything ready.
What is your definition of a romantic evening?
Simple and sweet. The man I love telling me how much he loves me, I mean really looking at me like I’m the only thing that exists in his world, having my jaw and face placed between his hands and kissing me. Then carrying me into the house and having his way with me. That’s it…
Imagine your single, walking around a public place. A handsome stranger walks up to you. What does he look like, what does he say, what does he do to get you back to his place for wild crazy sex?
Well first off this sexy stranger better come equipped with a decent ego, and he better have tattoos. I only service men that come tatted up lol... I would have to say he’s about 5’8 dark brown eyes, devious smile, and smells amazing. The second part of the question, well…Is not easy so his words better be smooth, and he might want to realize who’s actually doing the dancing here, because it might be me wanting the wild sex more than him and I say this biting my lower lip. I can be pretty aggressive.
What’s the most sure-fire way to get you off? Hmmm. This can go either way, I love the middle of my neck to be kissed and licked, and it drives me wild. Now in bed, well that’s my secret…
When you’re lying in bed naked, mind running away while your fingers slip down over your trembling belly, what do you think of?
I think of that man that sparks my nerve endings and gives me chills, and then I picture what he would be doing to me if he were in this bed as well. It’s always my dark sexy tattooed man...
What books have you read recently that turned you on and why?
Well I just finished your book Christian and wow... I like books that hit the desire in all of us. Authors that aren’t shy with their words. Say things we are all thinking. I like to be taken to that level that only someone as open and curious as me can be taken.
What movies have you seen lately that turned you on and why?
None, only words turn me on. I mean I love porn just like the next but you would have to know me to understand that question.
If money were no object what would you do?
I would search for a cure for Lupus and then, then its simple buy a cabin in the mountains right by a lake and write till I die.
What is your favorite part of your body? Least favorite?
I like my eye color, and my least favorite is my nose..
What is your favorite part of a man’s body? Least favorite?
Oh God nothing drives me more wild then sexy shoulders and back, mmm I could daydream about these all fuckin day. Least favorite, that’s nonsense. Men are too enticing and sexy for that to even exist. So lets go with breath. Men take care of your shit, women love minty breath.
Where do you like to be touched?
Wow Chris, another loaded question. Depends on the situation. In general my neck and jaw, I like a man to grab there and give e that kiss of life.
When you’re sweaty, naked, and tangled up with someone what kind of music is playing?
I can have sex to anything. But to be honest blues music always does it for me.. Or even some classic rock.
Is there any one song or poem or phrase that gets you wet?
I need you
You design websites, how did you get into that? What do you like/dislike about it? Doing my own, after a while it sort of caught on. I like doing things that are tedious and make you think about color and function and the big picture. Theres nothing I dislike about it..
Your website Sinfulwritings.com showcases author interviews, an authors blog, and tons of fun goodies. Why make a website where other authors are showcased, why not just concentrate on yourself?
Well I do I have http://www.mindiferrari.com/. But this website was more about the things us erotic authors crave and need. I wanted to give a spot where I could also call it home and get to know all these amazing authors and people that have the same passions in life as me. I’m sure Sable Hunter my best friend and co-partner on this can agree.
What are your goals as a writer?
Personally? Honestly I just want to write and do what makes me happy, it was never about the money or what I get all of my writing its for the readers and how I can make others happy with my words. If just one person reads my books and likes them, I will die a happy woman.
Where are we going to find Mindi Ferrari in a year? In 5?
Wow loaded question and im glad you didn’t go further on the years ha! Hopefully still writing and maybe even more in love.. In five, who knows I just hope im healthy and happy.
What drives you?
My kids. They keep me on my toes and make me want a great future. And knowing I don’t get to liveas long as the rest of you sure kicks my ass into gear.
What would our readers be shocked to know about you? What’s your guilty pleasure, dirty secret, strange quirk?
Oh gees I don’t know because it sure seems normal to me. I love my vibrator more than life hahaha. A good friend of mine even named it for me, “Night Rider” me and you all the way baby…
In my opinion all women have some specific kind of crazy. What’s yours?
My crazy... I think a lot, I love to hard, I care too much, and last but not least, once you are in my life I will always need you there... Whether you like it or not... I’m a packaged deal baby, crazy personality and all…
Your last name is Ferrari. Are you anything like the exotic, expensive car of your namesake?
I’m nothing like that car, I mean beauty sure but fast and expensive hell no. I’m more of a slow love making, Olive Garden eaten, make me laugh and I’m yours.
Any parting words for our readers?
READ MY BOOKS... I hope you enjoyed reading about yours truly and Chris this was awesome, anytime you have my heart and my words... Check out my website or Facebook page I come locked and loaded with good surprises...
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Getting to know Mindi has been an incredible treat. I’m not too shy to admit that I am developing a huge crush on her, and It’s probably a good thing that she is in Vegas and I am in Jersey. Then again, I always wanted to visit Vegas…
I got to read one of her books, and Wow… holy shit is this beauty talented. Her characters become friends and lovers, every word is like poetry whispered in your ear by a Goddess. Some parts I read over again, just because I enjoyed it so much. I don’t usually do that.
Since I enjoyed her writing so much I wanted her to share something with all of you, my faithful readers. I asked her to provide an excerpt so you could get to know her talent as I have. Read it, and then rush right out and buy the book. You won’t be sorry.
Excerpt 2 Midnight Assassins. (R-rated)
Hearing him growl deep in his chest made the wetness between her legs pool.
“I’m hungry Annie, and your body is just too tempting. I-I-I have too—” Annie cut off his words and pushed his mouth to her neck. Before she knew it, his teeth latched on and he began sucking hard. She felt her blood leave her veins, and grew dizzy, but the stars she saw were colorful and felt like little orgasms popping all over her nerve endings.
His fangs were like straws, drawing her into his stomach.
“Oh Nicky!” she moaned as she felt her body getting lighter, even drifting away. His intense sucking made her orgasm three times before he stopped. His chest heaved and his eyes were half-mast as he looked at her.
“Are you better?” she asked caressing his cheek. A look of intense desire lit up his face as he pulled back and pushed her body up. He slid down the mattress and gripped her ass with both hands.
His grip tightened as he pushed her body up the mattress and towards the headboard. “Grip now,” he demanded. She immediately followed and gripped the headboard, her breasts pressing against the cold wood. She looked down to see Nicky licking his lips. A grin appeared on his face like a man about to eat a delicious dessert. The butterflies went to work at the mere thought of him being down there about to devour her.
She didn’t want to hesitate nor did she think he would allow it, so she braced her knees and clamped tight to the headboard, completely submissive to his charming words.
“Nicky I—” Cutting her off, he went to work on her core, licking and kissing every centimeter. Annie’s head flew back and she gripped the headboard with one hand and her breast with the other. He lapped and circled her clitoris, then drove two fingers in instantly.
She lost control...grinding and trashing against him.
Tingles and sensations she had only felt a few times in her life erupted. Every bit of anticipation boiling out of her body, hell she couldn’t even watch him like she wanted to because all her back wanted to do was arch the other direction. Then he bit hard on her inner thigh and began to suck there. As she cried in ecstasy, he sucked harder, his fingers still playing their role inside her. She had never been this wet for any man. She had never felt this good or intense at the same time. He pulled her down, flipped her over then fixed her legs, spreading them just right for him, which wasn’t hard considering her whole body felt like a wet noodle.
When he raised his body up and slowly entered her, it was like a firing squad went off through her muscles. Her Limbic system was setting off small explosions of sensation all over her body, sending her straight to heaven.
She had no fear, as the two of them made love. She felt incredible, safe, like she had someone in her life all to herself.
He kept it slow at first, and tenderly eased himself all the way inside her. Once all the way inside he met her mouth and grinded their pelvises hard. Then he eased back out, just so the tip of his head teased her entrance. Back in he went this time faster, sending Annie completely over the edge.
He rocked into her hard, pulling in and out. Thrusting till the sensations overtook her. He collapsed over her, grinding her clit as she thrashed beneath him. Finally, the last round hit both of them and Nicky clenched onto her lips with his, he groaned and she moaned. She felt his seed fill her up, every last drop pouring into her body. She was now filled with his essence, the very essence she had tasted in her dream. Nicky kissed her body lightly as he trembled against her skin, finishing his release. His hands tightened around her, taking the breath from her lungs. “Oh Nicky,” she rushed on a breath of release.
His head moved closer to hers and she felt as the stubble from his jaw grazed her face.
Nicky’s body handled her with care and was pretty amazing wrapped over hers like a blanket. Her hands spread out and she grabbed at his shoulders and squeezed, then dug her nails in. He remained erect as she felt every inch of his still hard cock slide along the walls of her core as he pushed back in slowly, and pulled out until only the head lingered inside her, making her body twitch with each silky movement.
She smiled with immense pleasure.
“You’re a tease.”
“I’m a tease?” He grinned. “Tell me Annie, how did you do it?”
“How did you make me turn to mush?”
She laughed hard against his chest, “Look what you’ve done to me. I’m in a fairytale.”
“Nightmare baby, I’m a vampire. Make me a little more spooky, would ya?”
“Oh right—yah, okay.”
He gripped her body curling it tight with his and laid his chin between her shoulder and head. She could feel him smelling her skin; his breath tickled her skin. As she giggled, she realized this was the first time she had ever made love to a man.
She looked down at the beautiful picture of Nicky on the bed. “Oh Jesus, Nicky.” Her head turned back to his when she realized she had blood on sporadic parts of her body.
“It’s okay sweet, nothin a shower can’t fix.” Thank God, heart be still.
“Can I ask you something?” Letting her body relax again, she calmly rolled over to face him.
“How do we explain this to Dr. Woods?”
“There’s nothing to explain. He’s my father. I don’t give a shit what anyone says, you’re mine, and there’s nothing anyone can do. Understand?” His words were very persistent. She loved the fact he felt so strongly about her in such a short time, he was totally in need of her.
“Yep, and so is Jude, Persona as well, there is Claire, whom you haven’t met yet and Julie, she’s a nut case, that you will see.”
“What about the staff?”
“No, but it’s not hard to glamour them and make them forget.”
“Ahh, I got it.” Just like some of the stories, which made the information easy to remember.
“Listen, why don’t you go take a shower and I will get us some food.”
“Didn’t you just eat? I mean I’m not sure how you work and all, but—”
“I still like food. And even though you drank, you still need to eat. We worked off a lot of calories.” Jumping off the bed, he grabbed her hips, pulled her in close and kissed the top of her head. “Anything special?” he asked while rocking her side to side.
“I would love some hot chocolate, and maybe some more you.” She flirted.
“Maybe?” Hi brows rose.
She reached forward and grabbed his arm, stopping him before he left the room. “Umm Nicky, you’re naked!”
“No, I’m just naturally clothed.” He winked, disappearing down the dark hallway.
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