Friday, March 22, 2013

Get Lost With Lexi Post

Folks, help me welcome a writer friend of mine who recently sold her first book! I'm so proud of her for sticking with her goal and seeing her dream come true! And now, here's your chance to get to know her....

Lexi Post spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about classical literature. From the Medieval work "The Pearl" to the 20th century American epic The Grapes of Wrath, from War and Peace to the Bhagavad Gita, she's read, studied, and taught great classic literature.

But Lexi's first love is romance novels. In an effort to marry her two first loves, she started writing erotic romance inspired by the classics and found she loved it.  Lexi feels there is no end to the romantic inspiration she can find in great classic literature.

Lexi lives with her husband and cat in the Caribbean where gorgeous sunsets, warm weather, and driving on the left are the norm.
Rena Mills plans to turn an abandoned abbey into a haunted bed-and-breakfast to prove she can be successful without her ex-fiancé. What she finds inside is Synn MacAllistair, the distinguished, self-proclaimed Ghost Keeper. Her dreams soon fill with sexual cravings for him. But are they dreams?
Synn, born in 1828, is determined to free the souls of the resident spirits, blaming himself for bringing the Red Death that killed them. When Rena steps into the old Pleasure Palace, he’s sure he can take her through the after-midnight Pleasure Rooms and stoke her passion to complete the Masque so the souls can cross over. Her innocent fire makes him crave more, but it’s far too late for him.

As Rena begins her erotic journey, her heart becomes more involved with every sensual caress until she discovers by completing the Masque she would lose her ghosts. Synn’s betrayal wars with her compassion for her ghostly friends. Torn, she must make a choice between her financial security and freeing seventy-three trapped souls. Either way, she could lose her Synn.
I plan to submit to my editor this month, and I hope she likes it, To Bea Rappaccini which is inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “Rappaccini’s Daughter.” Only my Bea Rappaccini must have sex to expel the poisons her body produces. Either that or die. Unfortunately, her poisons also make men extremely ill and she has unintentionally sent one into a coma! So when she falls for Zach, things get interesting.
ALEXA: Why did you choose the classics to inspire your erotic romances?
LEXI: I’ve always loved reading and my father was an English major so I was pretty much destined to read great literature. I was an English major in all my degrees and I still teach literature today. There was only one thing missing from all the wonderful literature I read . . . a happy ending. My instinct for romance wanted the happy ending, so when I decided to write erotic romance, I thought why not give my favorites a happy ending only in today’s world? At first I was a bit concerned that a few authors may turn over in their graves, but if I just one person decided to re-read the original story before reading mine, maybe they could forgive me.
ALEXA: How often do you get lost in a story?
LEXI: All the time! When Im reading, I could experience an earthquake and not realize it. I tune everything out . . . if its a good romance novel.
ALEXA: Whats your favorite fairy tale?
LEXI: Beauty and the Beast. I love the idea of a woman falling in love with a hero because of who he is and not because of how he looks.
ALEXA: What sound or noise do you love?
LEXI: I love silence. I know, very strange in a day of iPods and MP3 players. But the fact is, I enjoy the calmness of quiet and my own thoughts. Much easier to create characters that way. Of course, living only 50 feet of sand from the Caribbean ocean means that I have come to love the sound of the waves lapping at the shore.
ALEXA: What turns you off like nothing else?
LEXI: People who live in this world and simply take from it, never add to it, and suck away life from others.
ALEXA: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you've met?
LEXI:Yes. I married him. No, really. He was military police in the Air Force and became a sharp shooter and a guard for generals. Then he was an EMT before becoming a fire fighter. As a Fire Chief he never lost a man. On his off-time, I have witnessed him run into two burning buildings and single-handedly get the fire under control. Hes also stubbornly honorable and a real rule stickler. Just ask the Coast Guard guys hes working with now J In addition, he swept me off my feet in Scotland, sings my praises to everyone he meets, and to this day cooks me dinner every night. Thats beyond my definition of a real-life hero.
ALEXA: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
LEXI: Either one as long as it has a happy ending. I will no longer read books or watch movies that dont end happily. There is enough heart ache and horror in our reality. I see no reason to spend my entertainment time dwelling on that.
ALEXA: What is your biggest vice?
LEXI: Ice cream.
ALEXA: What do you do to unwind and relax?
LEXI: The closest I get to unwinding is lying on the beach in the warm Caribbean sun. The only reason I say closest is because that is where a lot of my story scenes happen in my head, so Im not sure thats relaxing. I used to relax in a hot tub, but dont own one anymore L The fact is, when I want to relax, I go to sleep. I can sleep anywhere at any time.
ALEXA: What would you say is your most interesting quirk?
LEXI: I dont know if it is a quirk, but it is something that people know me for and makes them smile. I wear very bright colors, usually in solids with hats and shoes/boots to match. For my professional photo as an erotic romance author, I pulled out a suit I had deep in my closet because I wanted to look serious. Im not sure it worked. I still have my 5 year-old looking nose and dimples.
ALEXA: Lexi, thanks so much for coming to hang out with us today. Before you go, do you have a question for your fans?
LEXI: Yes. What classic story would you like to see inspiring an erotic romance?
All right, folks! There's your question! Leave your answer in the comment section and one blog commenter will be the lucky winner of this Venetian mask with feathers that was made in Italy!

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Angi Morgan said...

Congratulations on your first sale and welcome to GLIAS, Lexi.

I envy your backyard. And I think I disagree about the silence...waves crashing on shore are NEVER silent. LOL I actually play a wave DVD most days to write. ~Angi

May said...


Well, I don't read much erotic. Just Sylvia Day and fifty shades. But i think some fairy tales have the potential to be great erotic stories.

Marilyn Lopez said...

i would have to say Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf not sure why i would pick this one but this is what popped in to my head after reading the question... :-)

the book sounds great

Lexi Post said...

Angi, you would love it here for writing. Hmmm, Alexa suggested a writers' retreat :-)

Lexi Post said...

I agree. Just imagine a Beauty and the Beast erotic Romance. I bet that hero would wear a mask :-)

Lexi Post said...

Marilyn, I will have to re-read that and check out its potential ;-)

Susan Hanniford Crowley said...

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas would have a lot of potential. Giggles.

Lexi Post said...

OMG, Susan you are so right! What a great idea!! I mean really, all for one and one for all? Yummy :-)

Angi Morgan said...

All I need is a cot and a plug. :-)

bn100 said...

Wuthering heights


Lexi Post said...

Interesting. It could be a fun challenge to come up with a happy ending on this one. I would definitely have to include some angst and a dark, brooding hero :-)

Marie said...

The House of the Seven Gables? The Fall of the House of Usher? The Scarlet Letter? The Purloined Letter? I think these may be too dark (I'm sure; however, you could turn each one around and give it the happily ever after we all crave) but I really like the Beauty and the Beast's my favorite fairy tale.

Lexi Post said...

Marie, what great ideas! I do enjoy my Hawthorne and Poe. In the story I used for Masque, everyone died in the end, so if I can turn that one around, I'm sure I could work with your suggestions. As for Beauty and the Beast, there are other excellent writers who already do the erotic fairy tales do them very well. I think I would prefer to read them as opposed to write them. LOL

Lexi Post said...

I have the blow up mattress and a plug, but I can't guarantee any electricity flowing through that plug for any extended periods :-} It is an island, after all :-)

cc stremel said...

Ooh la la... love this mask. I've enjoyed the journey with my fb friends

Diane S. said...

How about giving Brave New World a "twist" and a happy ending too? Shouldn't a Utopian society be perfect anyway?

Shannon Bereza said...

Okay, by far the pink mask has got to be my favorite next to the black one with the blue feathers (cuz I won that one) :). But in all seriousness this one is just stunning! Since I am also married to a real life hero, mine is a professional firefighter and we have four sons pretty much everything from vehicles to household decor has to incorporate fire engine red in some way or another. Since my daughter and I are so overridden by testosterone we have to throw as many shades of pink in the mix as we can just to balance out the male dominated household! So, i might be biased, but I love PINK! I'm following the book tour because I love the posts and I love the questions. As for a classic that I would love to see inspire an erotic romance is by far my favorite book of all time......Little Women by Louissa May Alcott. Not sure the logistics of that but there could definitely be a couple strong, dominant women in that one. Another one could be Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. I'm sure this one has been done to some degree, but to really stick to the classic and for the person to have to make amends in their past, present, and future for sexual behavior could be very interesting. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

Lexi Post said...

CC, I'm going to have to call you a "roadie" pretty soon. You are at so many of my Tour stops :-) Thank you for your support. Good luck!

Lexi Post said...

I love the idea of using a Utopian society! Actually, I just had my students read HERLAND which is an all female Utopian that three male explores discover. Could you imagine?

Lexi Post said...

Oh wow, Shannon. I can relate. You will never guess what color our pick-up truck and box trailer is. Yup. Fire Engine Red. But I love the clash of pink and red! I think I'd like your home's decor ;-) The Little Women series is my all time favorite. The third book in that trilogy, Jo's Boys, could be a whole series! And it would be a great excuse to read it again :-} Really honey, I'm doing research for my next book :-) I hadn't thought of A Christmas Carol, but that would make a great holiday erotic romance. I like your idea of past, present, and future sexual behavior. Oh shoot, now I have to got jot down some notes. I feel another plot coming on.

Shannon Bereza said...

Im happy to help inspire! And yes it is a clash of red and pink but I love it!! I think I may have to break out Little Women and do some reading. I have my very first copy that I got when I was a little girl for Christmas one year. It is her writing that made me fall in love with books and become the reader I am today. And you keep writing and ill keep reading!

Mindy said...

I'd like to see both
Oliver Twist - Oliver is about 20 & Nancy has a secret daughter, maybe raised in Fagin's group and was a friend of Olivers or MAYBE Fagin isn't the origional Fagin & Nancy recovered from being abused by Bill. Nancy could find herself attracted to the new Fagin.
The Little Prince - The Prince left his planet a child & arrived on Earth in his 20's after all his travelling. The Pilot could be a woman forced to crash land in a desert. Their relatiohship would be an interesting blend of naive Prince & powerfull woman helping him acclimate to the Earth.

Mindy :)

Anonymous said...

Let's see...Shakespeare. Naw...can't mess with THE master.
What about Pride and Prejudice? I would love to see one of those stuffy Victoria era romances turned into something far more hotter and naughtier! Could make for a romping good time.
I'm sure whichever you chose, you'd do a sensual job of it.


Lexi Post said...

Mindy, what great ideas! I'm writing these down. I would never have thought of The Little Prince. Boy that was a long time ago :-}

Lexi Post said...

Aw, Jamie, you're no fun. Why not Shakespeare? Can you imagine the taming Kate would have to go through with an erotic Taming of the Shrew? I can see Pride and Prejudice as well, but there are a lot of take offs on that one. I think there are even zombie and vampire versions now, if I'm not mistaken :-) Thank you for the vote of confidence in my abilities. I will try to live up to those expectations, and have fun doing so ;-)

Lexi Post said...

That's a deal, Shannon!

Angila said...

Hey Lexi - That's a great idea the Taming of the Shrew is one the few classics I really did enjoy and with you putting an erotic twist on it I would definitely want to read that.
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Lexi Post said...

Thanks Angila. I'm guessing I would have to be sure to have some BDSM in that tale ;-)

Alexa said...

And the winner of this FANTABULOUS mask is......

CC Stremel!

CC, shoot me an email and we'll see about getting your prize to you!

Thanks to everyone for coming out and spending time with us, and thanks to Lexi, too!

Shannon Bereza said...

Ooooh, you are very lucky CC Stremel, this one is beautiful!!! Congrats!

Lexi Post said...

Congrats CC! Hope you love it :-)