Today’s Guest: Tamara Lush, Associated Press reporter, romance novelist, Tell Me A Story, Hot Shade
Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Tamara Lush by clicking on the video player above!
Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience full of real women who no longer believe any real men will ever match up to the super-studs in the romance novels they read by the dozens… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!
I would love to poke around inside the mind of Tamara Lush and listen directly to whatever her inner narrator whispers to her during the course of a day.
In the last two years, the veteran Associated Press news reporter has carved out a new media landscape for her off-duty hours as a hot contemporary romance writer with an erotic voice that will leave many readers gasping for air.
TAMARA LUSH podcast excerpt: “The billionaire trope has always been huge in the romance novel. I don’t see that going away (under a President Trump). There have been recent trends with more blue-collar heroes–farmers, mechanics. And I have written about rich journalists, which is about the biggest fantasy you can get.”
In her third full-length novel, Tell Me A Story – it’s actually five stories, depending upon how you consume it, which I’ll let her explain – Lush expands upon the promise found in her first novel, Hot Shade. The story, plot and characters have greater depth and the sex is even more intimate and moving.
Women, I think, will find in Lush a young woman’s voice that speaks to them. And guys, if you’re willing to take a flyer on erotica other than Penthouse “Letters” or 60-second YouPorn clips, you will be surprised how quickly and all-consuming Tell Me A Story is.
This is the author’s second appearance on Mr. Media.
TAMARA LUSH podcast excerpt: “‘Tell Me A Story’ is book candy for the phone. It’s for people who just want to read a short, sexy story with a little bit of suspense, a little bit of humor. I call it ‘erotic chick-lit.'”
Key interview moments:
• 3:05 Contemporary romance novelist Tamara Lush explains how Tell Me A Story grew from novella to 500-page book;
• 19:50 Will a President Trump affect the future of the romance novel?;
• 0:00 Lush explains the affect her day job as an Associated Press reporter has on her fiction writing.