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Special Guest Giselle Renarde & GIVEAWAY!!!

October 5, 2011

I am so excited to have one very, very hot author with me today, the lovely and talented GISELLE RENARDE! She’s giving away a copy of her hot ménage Anonymous so be sure to leave a comment to win!

LisaFox: So, tell us about you. Who is Giselle Renarde?

GiselleRenarde: I’m unapologetically Canadian (if that’s possible—we’re born with apologies on our lips here), academic-minded but with a surly smutty side.  My bio says “avid volunteer” and that’s true—of all the work I’ve done in my life, the most satisfying has been unpaid.  I love kids and cats, hate shopping and misogyny.  That’s me.

LF: You are a romance author, but do you consider yourself a romantic?

GR: I didn’t begin my career as a romance author. When I started writing, it was erotica all the way, highly psychosexual, most of which involved deception and other anti-romantic plotlines.  It wasn’t until I fell in love with my gorgeous geek girl that romance became interesting to me. I needed the true romance in my life before I could write it.

LF: What inspired you to start writing erotica and erotic romance? 

GR: I started writing erotica on a dare, when a friend challenged me to write a sexy story and see if I could get it published.  That dare changed my life, and now I’m a career author, writing full-time and living off peanut butter and soda crackers.  It’s like university all over again.

LF: You have two (TWO!!) super hot men in ANONYMOUS. Hannah’s husband Nathaniel and the uber-sexy Mr. Anonymous. Who plays them in the movie?

GR: I must admit to being very out of touch with pop culture, but Mr. Anonymous I see as Antonio Banderas.  Nathaniel’s a little harder (umm… not that way).  Maybe Daniel Craig.  Are my actor references really behind the times?


(Now that is QUITE a pair…)

LF: Who would you want to be handcuffed to for 24 hours?

GR: My girlfriend. I like her quite a lot.

LF: Do you believe in love at first sight?

GR: In a sense.  The Jungian academic in me comes out when I think about things like love at first sight.  I believe that when we fall for a person before we’ve actually met them, we’re not falling in love with that actual individual, but rather with whatever ideal image we’ve projected on that other person.  We’re falling in love with an idea we’ve created in our own minds of what we hope that person will be.  That’s where the phenomenon of “he’s not the man I fell in love with” comes into play—because “the man I fell in love with” never existed in the first place.  Yes, I know that sounds anti-romantic, but I’m all for romance that’s psychologically apt.  I want it to ring true.

LF: Any new projects in the works?

GR: Always. I’ve half resolved to go back to basics.  For me, that means more queer fiction.  I’ve been writing a lot of ménage and straight stuff over the past year, but as a queer woman in a lesbian relationship, lesbian romance and erotica is more relevant to my life and my taste.  It doesn’t sell as well as gay male or straight or ménage, but I don’t want to die with all this lesbian love still inside of me.

LF: How can people find you online?

GR: The most immediate place to find me is on twitter. I’m a little tweet-crazy.  Then check out my Donuts & Desires blog. After that, check out my website!

Hannah and her husband Nathaniel have always shared one particular fantasy—he wants to make love with another man, and she wants to watch.

When Hannah loses her job to a crumbling economy, she soon finds that an idle mind is indeed “the devil’s playground.” She latches onto the delectably naughty idea of bringing a third into the bedroom, but inviting a man they both know to join them could have far-reaching negative consequences. What they need is someone else. Someone anonymous.

After a hot night of ménage sex with a stunning escort, Hannah becomes obsessed with finding out the identity of their mystery male. Even when Nathaniel unexpectedly introduces another vibrant young man into their relationship, Hannah remains possessed by her fixation.

To what lengths will Hannah go to discover the real identity of “Mr. Anonymous?”



Big thanks to everyone who stopped by!

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 5, 2011 6:28 pm

    great interview, Fantastic questions Lisa! and a wonderful introduction to you Giselle, I have you on my reading hit list now!

  2. October 5, 2011 7:03 pm

    Oh, this looks like a great book! I love that the fantasy was his! And then she gets obsessed about finding the mystery man.

  3. Julie K permalink
    October 6, 2011 1:08 am

    ANONYMOUS sounds like a great book.

  4. Allison permalink
    October 6, 2011 9:58 am

    Hi Giselle and Lisa,
    Sounds like a very hot read! I LOVE Daniel Craig and Antonio Banderas so I’m completely sold!

  5. October 6, 2011 12:36 pm

    Great synopsis for Anonymous.

    Thanks for introducing Giselle to us, Lisa,


  6. October 6, 2011 8:18 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, everybody!

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