Thursday, December 6, 2012
VBT: Review and Interview with April Angel author of Mr. Buff
I interviewed April Angel and she said:
Eggnog or hot cocoa?
Coquito (Puertorican style eggnog with Bacardi LOL)
What part of writing do you find the most challenging?most enjoyable?
I love the writing part. It’s just so fun to get the story on paper. The most challenging is editing it to make it look cleaner and crispier. Edits are hard on me.
What are you working on and when can we expect it to be out?
Right now I’m working on a few different books. Under April Angel: Wicked Valentine, Wild Vegas Nights and Take a Chance. Under Milly Taiden I’m working on: Thirst for Surrender. A very busy schedule.
When you sit down to your Holiday meal, what food do you enjoy the most?
Everything. I love to eat. I do look forward to roasted pork and some awesome food choices we make at home. We love to eat in my house.
What book should under No circumstances ever be made into a movie?
LOL! Mine? I can’t think of any (they would have to be rated R) lol. As for someone else’s? I’ll keep that one to myself. Everyone has different tastes :D.
What is your favorite color?
BLUE!!! (I love blue) preferably the royal sapphire blue.
Do you have pets?if so what kind?
I have one dog. He’s a Pekingese/Yorkie mix. His name is Speedy and he’s a cutie pie!
What type of music do you listen to?
I have strange taste. I like Spanish, American top 40 and I love Oldies (Pattie Labelle, Minnie Riperton, etc)
Favorite T. V. show? celebrity?
Big Bang Theory. I heart Sheldon! :D Who doesn't?
Homebody or social butterfly?
I think it depends on how I’m feeling. Most days I’m a homebody. But if I’m around family and friends I’m a social butterfly.
What is your least favorite thing to do?
Dishes, Clean, Wash…Any type of housework. lol! Me too. However, it is a necessary evil.
What are you hoping to find under the tree on Christmas morning?
A vacation. LOL but I doubt that will happen, so a contract for any of my subs. That’s always a great thing to get. As for home? Just some time to myself maybe. That would be really nice.
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions! :D
Thank you for the interview Brenda! :D
Mr. Buff by April Angel
Genre: Erotic Romance
Every morning, Alexandra drinks in the sexy vision of Mr. Buff through his office window across the street. He takes his workouts seriously, and Alexandra never misses the opportunity to see him return, sweaty and pumped, to his office suite to shower. Turns out Andrew enjoys the view just as much as she does and can’t take his eyes off the woman who makes his blood roar.
But when Alexandra bumps into Mr. Buff at a club, things go from visual to physical. And much to her delight, she learns that Mr. Buff is really Mr. Dominant. She loves spending time with him and getting to know him the way nature intended, but she’s looking for more than a fling. How’s she supposed to make Mr. Buff realize he’s Mr. Right?
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“So? What’s he doing? Come on, come on. Stop holding out already.” The soft, feminine voice on the other end of the line whined like a child.
Alexandra rolled her eyes and tried not to smile. Why in the world had she decided to tell Nina about Mr. Buff? Every morning, like clockwork, she’d get a call from her best friend and cousin requesting updates. Wound up and ready to pant, she looked into the office right across the street.
The large, sparkling glass windows on both buildings allowed her to view the man walking around. She drank in the sight of the large, buff body, hence the name Mr. Buff. The man definitely took his workouts to heart.
“Alex! What’s Mr. Buff doing now, chica? Tell me please, please, pretty pleeease?” Her fiery cousin, Nina, was a pain in the neck when she thought she was missing out on something good—especially information about one sexy, half-naked man, a man currently running long fingers through his impeccably cut hair.
Alex watched a few locks fall across his forehead. “Not much. He’s about to put his shirt on.”
“Crap. Listen, I have to go, but you have to record this stuff on your phone and e-mail it to me. Stop being so selfish and share. You know I don’t have a man right now. I can use all the visual stimulation I can get.”
She hung up on her cousin’s laughter and continued watching the top contestant to fulfill all her fantasies dress. Under an idyllic trance, she visualized the rest of him when he was in the shower. Excitement hurled through her at the thought of getting a peek at Mr. Buff in the wet room. A streak of unbidden desire whisked through her veins and raced down to her cunt.
Her brain, better than any digital calendar, had recorded his schedule down to the minute. Each morning, he walked into his office wearing his workout gear. In running shorts and tank top, his body glistened with perspiration. Every time she got a glimpse of all that sweat-covered brawn, her nipples pebbled.
In wide-eyed enthrallment, she watched him head into the bathroom attached to his office to shower. Every single day it was the same. He walked out in his suit pants but never the shirt. She wondered if he had some kind of conspiracy against her hormones. The display of contracting muscle made her breath hitch.
His powerful back and amazing, tight ass were sending out Morse code signals, beguiling and inciting her interest.
His white, tailored dress shirt cut the visual feast short. She had to bite back the urge to scream. Not that he would hear her, but her coworkers sure would.
Why not just go over there and ask the man out? Typically, she would have done that already. Found out his name, instead of just calling the poor, sexy, strapping creature Mr. Buff, at the very least. “Go after what you want” was her motto in every aspect of her life; she was a self-assured woman. Until recently, she didn’t lack self-confidence. Thanks to her ex, her confidence had taken a whipping some months back.
Jerk-off Jack had been cheating, and the confrontation that followed was not pretty. Questions that had never existed before rose with his words: “You’re a control freak, Alexandra. No man wants a woman telling him what to do in the sack. Sometimes I want to be the one leading. You’re too aggressive. You’re a good fuck, but not someone I could ever be with long term. I even wonder if you’re faking it at times.” Oh yeah, Jerk-off Jack had definitely let loose.
Would she be able to find a man who would want her, deal with her for who she was and not try to change her? At thirty-three she was tired of the dating scene. Was it so wrong that she wanted to meet someone and maybe settle down?
Alexandria refocused her mind, her vision still glued to Mr. Buff. Oh shit. He was watching her. Heat crawled across her skin and settled over her cheeks. Embarrassed, she gave him the usual small smile and microsecond wave.
His wicked grin turned the man from handsome to outright gorgeous when he waved back. Balling and holding papers in a death grip, she dropped her gaze. All she needed was for the man to think she had some kind of sick fetish for watching him.
About the Author:
April Angel (also writes as Milly Taiden) was born in the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic. She grew up between New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Currently, she resides in New York City with her husband, bossy young son and their little dog Speedy.
She’s addicted to shopping for shoes, chocolate (but who isn’t?) and Dunkin Donuts coffee.
A bookworm when she can get her hands on a good story, she loves reading all Mina Carter, Cynthia Eden and Dianne Duvall among others.
You can visit her at: Website
This book is meant for adults only. It was a really quick read with less than 100 pages.
Their eyes meet and the attraction is there even from across the street. She doesn't know his name. Each day Alex fantasizes about the hunk that she dubbed Mr. Buff who resides in the office building across the street from hers.
Then one night she comes face to face with Andrew (Mr. Buff) and it gets hot and heavy pdq! ;-)
I really enjoyed this steamy read. There were lots of hot and heavy moments between these two. Andrew was very dominating at times but nothing too extreme.
My only issue was that the ending felt a tad rushed to me. No worries, there is a real ending, not a cliff hanger or an ending where you're left to wonder. I just felt like she could have given us a bit more. I'm just greedy that way. lol!
I recommend this to everyone who enjoys a super steamy quick read. I am enthusiastically hoping that Nina will get a book too!
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I thought it was great. ;-)
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