Mr. DiPasqua: The A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party has resumed! Today is a very special day.
One, it’s the day before A MIDNIGHT DANCE is RELEASED!!
And three—we have our very first Romance Boyfriend at the A MIDNIGHT DANCE celebration! Please help me welcome—Harrison!
Can you tell us who your girlfriend is and what she writes?
Harrison: I’m married to my Xbox, but I live with my girlfriend, Kate Noble. She writes witty emails telling me what to do. And the occasional historical romance novel.
Mr. DiPasqua: LOL! Your girlfriend’s fans would like to know the RB (Romance Boyfriend) behind the author better. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Scholar? Athlete? Businessman? Artist?
Harrison: An athlete in my youth. Now mostly writer, aspiring storyteller.
Mr. DiPasqua: Where did you and your girlfriend meet? What convinced you that she was the one?
Harrison: We met working in a trailer on a back lot. I knew she was the one when we went out for drinks and she beat me at darts. She hit a bullseye without looking.
Mr. DiPasqua: Where were you when she got THE CALL from her agent/editor? What was your reaction when she told you she’d sold her first book?
Harrison: I hadn’t met her yet. But I’m pretty sure I was in college.
Mr. DiPasqua: Is the hero in your girlfriend’s last book:
a) Just like you;
b) The opposite of you;
c) You wish it were you;
d) More like Mr. May in the NYC Firefighter calendar.
Harrison: a) Just like me; At least that’s what I tell myself.
Mr. DiPasqua: On your first date with your girlfriend, were you most like:
a) Prince Charming;
b) Prince (bad boy) Harry;
c) The Artist formally known as Prince;
d) Prince, the family pet.
Harrison: a) Prince Charming; Although, she was having none of it. You would think she’d avoid the mistakes her female leads make! But no. She was a tough nut to crack.
Mr. DiPasqua: Nowadays when you hear the word “ball” do you immediately think:
c) An uncontrollable weeping reaction of fans upon meeting your girlfriend in person?
d) A gathering of lords and ladies.
Harrison: e) Duck.
Mr. DiPasqua: Good reflexes. :) . . .How long have you been a RB? (Romance Boyfriend). What advice would you give new RB’s about what you’ve learned being with a romance author? What should a new RB do or not do when his girlfriend is under deadline?
Harrison: Stay out of the way. Don’t give advice. If approached, supply chocolate and retreat without making eye contact.
Mr. DiPasqua: Wow, you learned this in the boyfriend stage. I bet there are still some RHs out there who still haven’t mastered this. ;) Okay, you know I have to go there . . . What’s your response when asked, “So where does your girlfriend get the inspiration for her love scenes?” (Usually by a guy smirking.)
Harrison: MTV mostly.
Mr. DiPasqua: Which character in your girlfriend’s books would she say most resembles you and/or your personality?
Harrison: Well, none yet, but I’m trying to convince her to create a character called the Dread Pirate Harrison.
Mr. DiPasqua: Looking forward to Pirate Harrison! Since you’re cohabitating with a romance author, I’m sure fans want to know—what do you consider a romantic evening? Dinner and a movie? A quiet evening at home? The back seat of a Chevy under the stars? (Folks, we’re guys. You know I had to add that last one.) What do you think your girlfriend’s answer would be to this same question?
Harrison: A romantic evening would probably start with a bus crash in the Columbian countryside. Followed by some mud sliding and vine swinging. Then we’d find a nice and comfy drug smuggling jet that has crashed in the jungle, and have a nice bottle of whiskey and boa constrictor cooked over a fire. If things went well, maybe we’d go over some jumps in a jeep, maybe a waterfall or two. And cap off the whole event with a nice pair of crocodile boots. All of course with regular appearances by Danny DeVito.
My girl’s version: have dinner and watch a movie where all this happens instead.
Mr. DiPasqua: LOL…I think I just watched that movie. Thanks so much for participating in the A MIDNIGHT DANCE Blog Party. One last question: What would you like us to know about your girlfriend’s latest release, Follow My Lead.
Harrison: Everyone, please buy ten copies each so I can retire.
GIVEAWAY: Kate is generously donating an autographed copy of Follow My Lead to one lucky commenter! Just tell us whether or not you think Kate should write a Dread Pirate Harrison into her next book. GIVEAWAY OPEN WORLDWIDE.
To win you must:
1. Answer Harrison’s question or ask your own question or leave a comment below—We’re men. We can take it. :) Remember: the more you comment, the greater your chances at winning the GRAND PRIZE.
2. You MUST be a follower/subscriber of Lila DiPasqua’s blog (through Google Friend Connect).
3. Must be at least 18 years of age.
4. Winner will be selected at random on SUNDAY.
Ways to increase your odds at winning are found at the very bottom of this blog.
Mr. DiPasqua: That was a lot of fun. Great talking to you Harrison! Okay, folks, let’s hear your responses. :)