It started with a pun.
Generally speaking, I'm not usually a pun fan. I mean, let's be frank. Most of them are pretty groan-worthy. But occasionally, one hits my funny bone, and I can't let it go. That's what happened when I started brainstorming for the Vive La Difference pax. I knew I wanted to write something lighter and contemporary since a lot of my recent work has been paranormal and darker in nature. That's when it hit.
Hee, I can't even type it now without giggling. It appeals to the twelve-year-old boy living inside me. But seriously, I have a weakness for sex puns. When I was in college, I worked for a video store that had an adult section. Porn titles are the best for being punny and over the top. That's their appeal.
The name wouldn't let me go, so I decided to run with it. A porn star felt too obvious, so I settled on the next best thing. A stripper. And what could be more different than a self-confident attractive man who relies on his looks as a career asset?
A man insecure about the way he looks who relies on his intelligence and speaking ability.
Thus, my men were born. Actor Fess Kedley, aka Davy Cockett, and DJ Joe Salinas.
In the story, Fess hears Joe on the radio and falls for his voice long before ever meeting him in person. The best analogy is the one Fess's friends make, that Joe sounds like Alan Rickman minus the English accent. Falling for Joe is pretty inevitable at that point, don't you think? I mean, come on. That voice is sex on a stick:
What the Heart Thinks by Vivien Dean is now available at Amber Allure.
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