Welcome back to Under the Covers Book Blog! SEDUCTION IN SESSION is the second book in the Perfect Gentlemen series. For readers who are new to the series, could you please give us the lowdown on what they can expect from this series?
We like to call this series Rich People Behaving Badly. But lest you think these guys aren’t heroes – they really are. But we’re dealing with the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world. One of them is the President of the United States. They meet at an exclusive prep school and years later come back together to solve the murder of one of their own. This leads to a much larger conspiracy and to a whole lot of hot loving as these super charged men one by one fall in love.
Tell us a bit more about Connor Sparks and who his lucky lady is!
Connor is our CIA operative. He’s the only one of the Perfect Gentlemen who didn’t come from money. He was a scholarship kid and the rest of the guys took care of him when they were younger. So now Connor really only cares about his friends. When he realizes blogger Lara Armstrong’s reporting threatens one of his friends, he goes after her. Hard. However once he actually gets a look at her, he knows she’s not at all who expected and he’s got some hard decisions to make.
You guys have written these books together but it’s not the first time you write a series together. I’m curious as to how the books actually get written. Can you share your team writing process with us?
We’ve tried it pretty much every way a duo can try to write together. We started with the thought that we would do revolving chapters. We thought about writing different POVs. In the end what works best for us is playing to our strengths. We plot together – over copious amounts of wine. Once we figure out what we meant to say, Lexi writes a quick first draft and then Shayla takes over. She edits and makes everything sound smooth. Then we read together and voila, a finished product.
Both of you have a great deal of best sellers under your belt now, I would consider you as an expert on writing sex scenes. What are some tips for writing hotter than hell sex scenes?
Don’t forget the emotion. It’s too easy to get lost in body parts and thrusting, but the real key to any sex scene is the emotion. How do your characters feel? What are they getting out of this beyond an orgasm? Your sex scenes should move the emotional storyline forward. And dirty talk doesn’t hurt. A hero with a truly filthy mouth will always help the scene.
The suspense elements you both incorporate in your individual projects as well as this series is always captivating. I love that you changed up the setting here to focus on very powerful men not necessarily the muscle. What was your inspiration for this?
Honestly it was Scandal. We both really loved Scandal and wanted to do something along that line except in a book where we’ve got the freedom to open the bedroom doors. I personally love those big nighttime soaps and this project has a little of that mentality, but coupled with the idea of a brotherhood – which we’ve both written. Me in Masters and Mercenaries and Shayla in Wicked Lovers. It’s a combination of the two.
What can we expect next in the series and who will fall next?
Dax is next and the action moves to New Orleans. Dax is our Naval captain and his father’s suicide – and the idea that maybe it wasn’t a suicide – provides the drama for A Big Easy Temptation. Dax had a relationship with an NCIS agent and they collide when the investigation takes a surprising turn. The fun thing about this one is part of the book happens three years before so Mad is still alive for about half this book and that boy likes to cause chaos!
Available January 5, 2016!
Released: January 5th 2016
Series: The Perfect Gentlemen #2
Published by Berkley
The second Perfect Gentlemen novel from the New York Times bestselling authors of the Masters of Ménage series.
Privileged, wealthy, and wild: they are the Perfect Gentlemen of Creighton Academy. But the threat of a scandal has one of them employing his most deceptive—and seductive—talents…
Recruited into the CIA at a young age, Connor Sparks knows how dirty the world can be. Only when he’s with his friends can he find some peace. So when an anonymous journalist threatens one of the Perfect Gentlemen, Connor vows to take down the person behind the computer, by whatever means necessary—even if it means posing as his target’s bodyguard.
Publishing a tabloid revealing Washington’s most subversive scandals has earned Lara Anderson the ire of the political scene—and a slew of death threats. To keep herself from ending up a headline, Lara hires a bodyguard, a man as handsome as he is lethal.
When the bullets start to fly, Lara is surprised to find herself in Connor’s arms. But as they begin to unravel a mystery that just might bring down the White House, Lara is devastated when she discovers Connor’s true identity—and finds herself at the mercy of forces who will stop at nothing to advance their deadly agenda.
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