Lilah Suzanne’s Spice
I’m quite excited that Lilah stopped by today for an interview. When the sign ups for this tour first went out I knew I had to read Spice. A book about a guy writing an advice column called “Ask Eros”? That’s got hilarity written all over it! After the interview read all about the book and an excerpt that will leave you wanting more. At the very bottom enter for a chance to win an Interlude Press gift card and one of five copies of the book.
Amanda C. Stone: Good morning Lilah! Thank you for taking time to stop by and visit. If you could have any crazy talent (rolling your tongue, saying the alphabet backwards, fun things) what would you want your talent to be? Or if you already have a crazy talent, what is it?
Lilah Suzanne: You know, I don’t think I have a crazy talent! That’s kind of disappointing.
ACS: Nah, not disappointing. I don’t have one either so we’ll be crazy talent-less together.
LS: I’ve always really wished I could juggle, just to have as this cool party trick in my back pocket. Never got the hang of it, though.
ACS: Juggling would be an awesome talent! You are a super hero! What’s your super hero name and secret talent?
LS: If I had to pick one superpower I’d go with teleportation. But that may be just because I’m trying to plan some travel and it’s a total pain! So the name should be something fun and fast like I wish traveling was: Zippy.
ACS: Having the power of teleportation would be so cool. Love the name to go with it though. If you were a candy bar what would you taste like?
LS: I’d be one of those candy bars that seems to be a regular standard chocolate bar, but has a little surprise something to it. Like rainbow sprinkles or Pop Rocks.
ACS: I think you just took a Crunch bar to a whole new level of awesome. *calls out to readers* Anyone have the phone number for Hershey? We’ve got the next big candy bar idea here! Ok where were we? Oh yeah. You are on a deserted island and can have only one book with you. What book would it be?
LS: Probably the battered copy of selected poems by Walt Whitman I have. I find it very soothing, and it’s always right next to me on my desk.
ACS: I think I still have my copy of Whitman poems from college. I do agree they’re soothing. Last question! Do you have a library card and know where it is?
LS: I do! It’s in my wallet. However I pretty much always have library fines waiting for me.
ACS: At least you have one and you use it! Thank you for joining me today. I was wonderful having you!
LS: Thank you so much for having me! It was very fun!
As writer of the popular “Ask Eros” advice column, Simon Beck has an answer to every relationship question his readers can throw at him. When it comes to his own life, the answers are a little more elusive—until computer troubles introduce him to the newest and cutest member of his company’s IT support team. Simon may be charmed by Benji’s sweet and unassuming manner, but will he find the answer to the one relationship question he has never been able to solve: how to know when he’s met Mr. Right?
“How about you? Did you always want to be a writer?”
“Yeah. I think I did.” He finally gives up on work completely and closes the laptop. “I mean. I guess what I write about is kind of pointless, but I wanted to be a poet once upon a time, so I guess it could be even more pointless,” he jokes.
Benji’s eyebrows knot. “It’s not. Why would it be pointless?”
Simon gives a humorless laugh. “I mean, I write a sex column for women. Not exactly moving prose or hard-hitting journalism.”
Benji scoots over little on the desk, sitting with his legs so close to where Simon is sitting low in his chair that he can smell Benji’s crisp laundry detergent and citrusy soap. He suddenly has to fight the urge to move a fraction to the left, press his nose to the inside seam of Benji’s jeans and breathe him in.
“You listen to people. You remind them that they’re valuable and worthy of love and respect. How is that not important?” Simon is struck speechless, chest tight and breath caught. Then Benji claps him on the shoulder and hops off the desk. “Come on. Let’s go have lunch.”
Lilah Suzanne has been writing actively since the sixth grade, when a literary magazine published her essay about an uncle who lost his life to AIDS. A freelance writer, she also authored a children’s book and has a devoted following in the online fan community.
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