Well, for all your loco Javier fans, we have an author here who is just as loco over our obsessive drug lord, Javier. Today I’m talking to CC (Cindy) Brown, author of Red Flags, Shattered and the upcoming Fraternizing (which I can’t wait to read) and she opens her soul to discuss how on earth she went from loving Camden to loving Javier by reading Shooting Scars and why she never wants to be good. BAD GIRL!
KH: Describe Sins & Needles in one sentence. Do the same for On Every Street.
CB: Sins and Needles is a fast-paced, adrenaline pumping, page turner. On Every Street slows things down, making you appreciate the love machine that is Javier Bernal.
KH: You’ve read Shooting Scars (the sequel to Sins & Needles) and for some crazy reason you switched teams from hunky tattoo artist with a heart of gold, Camden, to possessive, manipulative, sex panther Javier. What is it about Javier that enthralls you so? Is it the sex panther thing? lol
CB: There is something about the possessive nature that comes across from Javier. He is sexy, he’s confident, and he knows how to fuck. I felt him in this book. He pulled me in, wrapped me up, and didn’t let me go. And even though I know he is a bad guy, sometimes you just don’t want to be good… and if Javier is what I get when I go bad, then I’m never going to be good again.
KH: If you could have the perfect date with Javier, where would you go and what would you do?
It would be something with water. I love water, so he could take me to his beach house in Mississippi, or down to Mexico. I don’t really care. As long as I can be in water with him, naked, and letting him have his way with me, I’m down.
KH: If you were on the run from the law, what would it be for, what would your new alias be and where would you go?
CB: I’m a pretty law abiding citizen, so this is a tough one. My patience is quite thin, so maybe I beat the hell out of someone and they didn’t make it. I’d definitely leave the country, I wouldn’t stay here. Christine Kirkwood would leave the U.S.
KH: Hey there you go, a new pen name! Sexiest scene in On Every Street/Sins & Needles?
CB: Hands down, when Javier takes Eden’s virginity. Most times, when you hear about virgins losing it in a book, the guy just jumps in there and fucks her, a few pounds and that’s that. Javier, the Latin Lover, took his time, set up the room, coached her, then had his way with her. He didn’t just take it, he allowed her to enjoy it as well. Then he helped her afterwards. Loved it.
In Sins and Needles, it would have to be when Camden gave Ellie the tattoo. There was no intercourse here, but the act was so intimate and full of love.
KH: Casting time! Cast actors to play Ellie, Javier and Camden (give me some pictures too!)
CB: Ellie- Amber Heard
Javier- Alex Gonzales
Camden- M. Shadows
KH: I am SUPER excited for your upcoming book, Fraternizing. Your female MC sounds like a badass and you know how I love badass girls. Tell me about the book and why you decided to write it?
CB: Fraternizing is military forbidden love story. For readers who don’t know much about the military, freedoms that are granted to everyday civilians are not always granted to service members. In the military, Fraternizing is a huge deal. Careers can be lost because of it, with dishonorable discharges that follow you for life.
In my story, Sgt. Alex Cruz is an instructor at the Marine Corps Communications School and he, unknowingly, falls for one of his students, a new Marine, Pfc. Cassie Bennett. They both know that they cannot lawfully pursue anything with one another, but sometimes your attraction is stronger than the rules and regulations. They end up embarking on a scandalous, secretive, relationship, having to duck and hide, hoping they are not found out.
My husband is a U.S. Marine and he was once a Comm School instructor. Fraternizing is nothing new, it happens, and people lose a lot because of it. I wanted to write this because it deals with Marines, which I am around on a daily basis. The hiding, the secrecy, and the scandal that naturally fit into a story like this seemed like it would make for an interesting read.
I can’t wait until you get the chance to read it
KH: Forbidden love and military. What is not to love? (Fraternizing comes out in October with a cover reveal on August 26th – I’ve seen the cover – LOVE IT)
Just a book reading, writing loving, mommy and USMC wife! 🙂
I love to write, even if it isn’t what is conventional and makes everyone feel giddy inside. I usually pull from dreams, or ideas that just thrust themselves into my head. I have what some would describe as a dry sense of humor, and I think its conveyed in my writing. I like to think I am a kick ass chick, but I can also be sensitive. I’m learning to grow thick skin, and in this field, it is definitely needed!
I won’t put anything out that I am not absolutely proud of, but like E.L. James said, “I can’t own people’s reactions to it.” Thanks for reading my work… I do appreciate it!
Indie Author of Red Flags (released Dec 2012), Enlightened (released April 2013) and standalone novel, Shattered (released June 2013).