The Shape of Heat: Awakening Q&A with Candi #8Sunday #MFRWHooks #RainbowSnippets #SnipSun

GenreErotica (BDSM, m/m, m/f/f menage)

Length: 10,000 Words

Heat Level: Nuclear Blast (5 Flames)


Candi knew hot things happened behind closed doors at the Pearl Beach Resort. After all, the place was owned by bisexual billionaire playboy Boris van Donk, who had a reputation for taking on all comers. 

Candi's family of origin was strictly religious, and she has never given or received more than a chaste kiss in her 21 years. Between bad-boy Boris and her geeky, fun-loving, porn-writing housemates, an awakening of her desires is inevitable. 


Holy bats, the hour groweth late! The children of the night have all phucqued off into the phorest! I meant to do this last night, but I fell asleep. 

Since I shared the entire chapter introducing Candi for Charity Sunday, I'm going to do something a little different today. As the Rainbow Snippets hop prefers six sentence snippets (one for each color of the rainbow and the classic Pride flag) I am going to have Candi answer six questions. You can read the Charity Sunday post here:

Or, if you prefer to just read the snippet and book information, check out the post from Readers Roost.

That being said, let's get to our Q&A with Candi!

Free use image from Mystic Art Design on Pixabay

I love this image from Mystic Art Design! It portrays a wistful, maybe somewhat uncertain young woman, not a super-confident super-vixen with a bangin' Playboy model bod. Candi is the girl next door, not That Hottie Over There. She's the kind of gal who enjoys going dancing with her friends, but she isn't a chic club chick. Being raised in a rigid, religious family, she's looking for new experiences, but she isn't sure what shape those experiences will take. 

That being said, let's learn a little about Candi in her own words. I suck at writing interview questions, so I used the Character Questionnaire from Reedsy and the random number generator linked below to choose what questions to ask. I always used to use, but the site has gone wonky.

1. If you could choose one, would you rather be more beautiful or more intelligent?

More intelligent. I think it would be worth more to the world if I had the intellectual ability to help solve important problems. There are plenty of attractive women out there already. Most of them aren't Hedy Lamarr. She's my heroine. She was beautiful, smart, brave, and talented.

2. How would your boss describe you?

Dependable, I think. I always show up when I'm expected to, usually 10 to 15 minutes early. I never come to work with a hangover, which I think really impresses Boris, considering that we work at a resort where there's always a party happening somewhere. Boris knows he can count on me, and he appreciates it.

3. What’s the worst thing you’ve ever wished on somebody (and who was it)?

There was a Russian family--the Bogomolovs--who became part of our church when I was 12 years old. They had a son, Ali, who was my age. I tried to be nice to him, but he was such a pious jerk! I suppose this is pretty immature of me, but since I don't believe in wishing death or lasting harm on people, the worst thing I could think of was to wish that Ali would crap his pants while he was up in front of the congregation playing Little Minister and fooling the adults with how devout he supposedly was. Most of the kids knew he was just awful. 

4. Who was the last person to break your heart?

I've only had one romantic relationship before and I'm afraid I may be the one who did the heartbreaking. It depends on how much I meant to my high school boyfriend Henry. As I mention in the story, I think my parents were more in love with the idea of me marrying Henry than I was. I was relieved to get away from him. I think he would have been a controlling husband.

Just before I left to start my studies at Sunny Coast Hospitality College, I had to say goodbye to a lifelong friend, an old horse named Eddie. I rode Eddie nearly every weekend when I was growing up. Six weeks after I started school, Eddie's owner, Mr. Hjálmar, emailed me to let me know he had to put Eddie down. I couldn't stop crying. So, maybe the last person who broke my heart was Mr. Hjálmar, but he didn't mean to. He's a good man.

5. How would you respond to an apology from somebody you still can’t forgive?

When I was eleven years old, there was a youth group leader, Mr. Haran, who took me into one of the church offices. He grabbed my bottom and put his hand down my shirt. I never told anybody until a few of the other girls said he did the same thing to them. He moved away. I would tell him I hoped he was truly sorry for his actions and that I hoped he would never do anything like that to another young girl. I still have nightmares about him, about the way he looked and the way he smelled, and how sick the feeling of his hands and the words he said to me made me feel.

6. Have you ever done something illegal?

I put a pack of gum in my purse one time and walked out of the store with it. It was an absent-minded action rather than a deliberately illegal one. I had a lot on my mind with trying to finish my senior project before graduation. Once I realized what I'd done, I went back to the store and paid for the gum. My face was so red! I'd never be able to be a criminal. I have too much of a guilty conscience. 

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  1. Interesting character interview. She comes across as quite a 'real' person, not a perfect angel but not goodie two shoes either. Maybe pretty inexperienced with the world though. Enjoyed this alternative to a standard snippet!

  2. I liked the Q&As. Nice idea too ;-)

  3. This is a fabulous interview. Candi feels like a real person.


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