This morning, I asked Seleste Delaney this question:
If you could temporarily become someone else, who would you pick and why? What would you do while you were that person?
Check out her answer!
Wow. Anyone else? Anyone?
Sorry guys, I’m totally going fictional on you—because I can (there were no rules listed so neener-neener-neener).
This wasn’t a quick decision though. I’ve been stewing on it for several days. You see, I went through a laundry list of people I wouldn’t mind being. Then I realized that I probably couldn’t do enough good if I was in some of their shoes and/or I’d get myself killed (obviously depending on whose shoes I was filling at the time). And a bunch of others just sounded either boring to write about or not nearly elaborate enough to justify an entire blog post (though if someone can make it happen that I’m Jeremy Renner’s girlfriend for a little while, I’ll totally write a post about it after. Promise.)
So, I settled back and started daydreaming, and it hit me that I really like wearing stilettos and corsets (because that’s how I roll). I didn’t want that to change, and in fact I kind of wanted a better reason for it than I normally have. You know that scene in How the Grinch Stole Christmas? The one where he gets his “wonderful, awful idea?” Yeah, I had that smile on my face.
If I could temporarily be someone else, I want to be Nora Sutherlin. I think I’d need at least a week, maybe more depending on her schedule, but definitely a week. (For those of you who don’t know Nora, she’s the heroine of Tiffany Reisz’s amazing series, Original Sinners. Nora is a best selling romance author, dominatrix for hire, among other things that make her a complete badass.)
Can we start with the men? Søren, Kingsley, Griffin, Zach… Yes, I want them all, and I’m not ashamed to admit it. Those are some sexy-ass men.
And the money. I could jet-set off to…anywhere just for kicks. I’m thinking Paris for breakfast sounds lovely.
Then there’s the dominatrix thing. This is so very much not me, that the idea of slipping into that skin for a while is really exciting. Plus, she makes a shit ton of money doing it. One night out of that week with someone from the elite of her client list, and I can easily take my kids to Disney for a week…first class. (And yes, in this fantasy, I get to keep the money I make while I’m her.)
So, I have a couple days left in my week as Nora Sutherlin, and there’s really only a couple things left to use her for. I will totally make like were best friends and she loved my work. She’d (I’d?) pimp me to everyone she knew. I couldn’t buy that kind of promotion! But I’d also want to sink into her brain and write for a while. I’m a firm believer that a person should never stop learning, and I think the amount I could learn while in another author’s brain would be staggering. Might also be a little scary, but I tend to like the wild rides the best.
Actually, come to think of it. I need a month. Just to be sure.
Thank you for stopping by to answer my question, Seleste!
About the Book
EBook: 110 pages
Release Date: February 3, 2014
Secret Agent Marissa Jones has a gift. A con artist to the core, after deep hypnosis she can turn into someone else entirely. Marisa’s gift has gotten her into hot water over the years, but now more so than ever. With her smoking hot partner by her side, she needs to convince him that not only is she her true self, but also that she can be trusted—even in spite of her past.
…or traitors to the cause?
Trevor Harris has his own issues with the mission, he’s got revenge to seek, a cursed painting to secure, and Marissa’s sugary-sweet alter-ego to ignore. But when he releases Marisa from her mental cage and things get a little too hot, he ends up finding out what falling for a con artist really means—bigger trouble than ever before.
Seleste started on her career path as a young child. Stories of talking animals soon gave way to a love of superheroes and science fiction. Her first foray into the world of romance came at age twelve when she envisioned a sweeping epic love story of two people thrust together and torn apart again and again by fate. As she recalls, the plan was for them to admit their love on his deathbed. But, as is often the case with pre-teen girls, a story of that depth gave way to other pursuits, and sadly it is completely lost other than vague memories.
After that, she occupied herself with short stories for a while, and then poetry until after she had earned a degree in chemistry, spent time as a high school teacher, and became a mother of two. Then she delved into writing fiction once more.
She never lost her love of the fantastic, and her stories now always reach into other realms. The worlds and people she creates occupy as much of her time as the real world, and she is most fortunate to have a family that understands her idiosyncrasies and loves her anyway.
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