Is it possible to enjoy friends, family and work? Can you discover yourself and who you are as a person all while being a good friend? A Sweet Taste in Your Mouth is the story of five friends discovering themselves while searching for the sweetness of life. These ladies embrace life without sacrificing themselves. They have fun moving through their city while making survival look easy.
Lillian is married with children and struggling to deal with her husbands on-going affairs. Alexis and Candy are having secret affairs. Alexis is secretly dating a very handsome man and afraid to acknowledge their relationship. Alexis’ friend is wonderful to her in every way and she is afraid it is all a lie. Candy is in love with a man engaged to another woman and secretly trying to get pregnant for him while dating several other men in the public eye. Shannon has a sponsor and the Shannon system of working men. She enjoys manipulating others to gain full access to their money and resources. Her motto, “It’s good to have your own money to pay bills but, its better to pay them with someone else’s money”. Imani is single, dating, listening to client problems and working to resolve her personal problem, dating men already taken by their moms. Imani is struggling with her weight issues as well as her lack of companionship.
The girlies meet, eat, and slow sip drinks weekly at their favorite spot to talk about every bite, lick, and taste of life while plotting on men. These sexy, sassy, and seductively sweet women live, work, and play in the city of New Orleans.
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- How did you get started writing?
I journal all the time, the book came from that process.
- This book has five strong female characters, tell me about them?
Alexis, Candy, Imani, Lillian, and Shannon are all different in appearance, family situation, and relationship status. I wanted the ladies to be colorful and memorable in their behavior. I wanted them to jump off the page, make you feel like they were real people, and you know them. Growing up I would see women who were not afraid to be a little crazy, confrontational all while still being friendly with each other.
- Which male character did you enjoy writing the most?
King is my favorite male character with Michael as a close second. When we meet King in the book, there is this incredible cocky confidence about him. We instantly know he is going to challenge Sandals.
- What made you incorporate New Orleans into your novel?
The men and women are so colorful and different. They needed to be from a city that was sexy with a sense of mystery.
- What made you combine food especially sweets in your debut novel?
When people think about New Orleans they instantly think about food and alcohol and just fun. So much of our culture surrounds food. A few of the men have sweet nicknames given to them by their women. The smell of fresh baking cookies makes me smile; being with a sexy man makes me smile. It came naturally to talk about food, men, alcohol, and fun.
- How comfortable are you with this book and the sex in it?
Sex is a part of life, sex feels good. We all like to feel good and be comfortable with our partners. I am very comfortable with the relationships amongst the characters in this novel.
- Have you found your sweet spot?
Just like the ladies in my novel, I am working on me. I’m trying to get to that place of center and peacefulness.
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