Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Joe Sterling!

Good morning my little monkeys! Guess what today is? It’s Joe’s birthday! 

Before we get down and dirty with the celebration, I’m making Joe get down and dirty with us. He asked (demanded) that I not conduct the interview…and I’m not going to take that personally because I know all his secrets. And what he looks like naked. *snickers*

When I asked him who he wanted, he personally requested the wildly talented author, Rosanna Leo, to perform in my place. He might be sorry for that decision later…because Rosanna has already made a request - that Joe do the interview in his birthday suit - and she is determined to make him blush. Two things I’d love to see!

JOE: I’m not getting naked and I don’t blush.

PARKER: Come on. You gotta give us something. At least take your shirt off.

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JOE: It’s my birthday. You girls should be taking your shirts off. *Winks and pulls shirt over his head* Are you staying for this?

PARKER: *Drools* I’ll be quiet, I promise. Just be nice to Rosanna.

JOE: I’ll be very nice to Rosanna.

PARKER: And speak of the devil, here she is now. Hi, Rosanna! I know you’re excited to get, have at him girl!

ROSANNA: Why, thank you, Parker! What a treat. *Angles head toward Joe…and Joe’s 6-pack* Joe, it’s been a while. You’re looking…healthy. It’s so nice of you to accommodate my request. Well, you sort of accommodated it anyway. You know, I’d hate for it to get around that you don’t go above and beyond to please a lady.

JOE: Hmm. *rubs chin* That would be a problem, wouldn’t it? I’m all about pleasing the ladies. *smirks and leans in* Guess that will give us something to look forward to in the next interview, won’t it?

ROSANNA: Such a tease! That’s okay, Joe. Anyone who read One Night Stand has already formed a clear picture of your assets. Tell me, birthday boy, you own a bar. Was that a career you fell into, or did you always want to own one?

JOE: *Settles back in his chair* Owning a bar wasn’t even on my radar until the day I actually bought the damn thing. It’s a small place, just a local watering hole really. I’d gone in to have a beer and shake off some shit I’d been dealing with – mainly my brother Jake’s piss poor attitude at having me back home. *Sighs* The owner and I were the only people in the bar that day. Great guy. He mentioned wanting to retire. I needed something to do. One thing led to another and here we are. It’s perfect, actually. Jake and I are able to work together and it’s where I met Amanda. I’d say it was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

ROSANNA: Interesting. Now what did you first think when you glimpsed the lovely Amanda Martin in your bar? I know, there must have been the inevitable, unfortunate comparisons to Parker and I, but we don’t have to go there right now.

JOE: I am a lucky man to have such beautiful women around me. *eyes scan over Rosanna* A truly lucky man. *Laughs and looks at Parker* This ones trouble, isn’t she? Anyway, I had two thoughts when I first saw my Mandy. My first thought was, “I hope I never feel the brunt of her right hook.” Followed quickly by, “holy shit, she’s got a nice ass!”

ROSANNA: *groans* You’re an ass man, huh? ‘Cause I can offer you more in the boob department.  Oh well, this isn’t about me…So, Joe, that day you met Amanda, she was in the middle of a, hmm, altercation. Does she often bring out your protective instincts? And what would I have to do to bring those instincts out?

JOE: Never underestimate the power of boobs. *laughs* Mandy is always getting into some kind of trouble. Pair her with Samantha and things can get downright ugly. If Jake has to call me one more time to come get them from the bar, I’ll…*smiles*…well, Mandy knows what I’ll do. I’m very protective of the women in my life. No one is going to lay a hand on what is mine, or under my protection. Now, as for you, don’t go getting yourself into any trouble. But if you do, I’ve got your back. *wags eyebrows*

ROSANNA: Joe, I have to ask. Amanda’s family is also rather protective, specifically those delicious brothers. Tell me, is Caleb, uh, seeing anybody? Parker knows how hungry I am for his story too!

JOE: Ah, someone has a crush, huh? Hang around, he’ll be out later. In fact, stay for dinner! *leans in* He’s not seeing anyone, but if I tell you anything else, Parker will bust my balls. I kind of like them where they are.

ROSANNA: Joe, darlin’ I wouldn’t dream of terrorizing those balls! *sigh* I understand we need to start wrapping up here.  I don’t want to give away too much of your delicious story, but what are your next plans with Amanda?

JOE: My plans with Amanda…*gaze drifts off* …hmm…OW! Dammit, Parker. Why’d you kick me?


JOE: *smiles* I was focusing. Trust me. Completely focused. We are taking things one day at a time. There’s a lot going on, so we aren’t making plans much past what we’re having for dinner. I’ve been filling in for Caleb so he can-*grits teeth*-Parker!  Stop. Fucking. Kicking. Me. I was going to say so Caleb could take some time off. Jesus, woman. Relax.

PARKER: *smiles, flutters eyelashes*

ROSANNA: And before I run, *raises eyebrow* would you be willing to share your favorite sexual position? Not that I’ll be visualizing you later or anything…

JOE: *chuckles, deep and husky* I’m a guy, so naked is pretty much all it takes. But, I can see you want specifics…something to, how’d you say? Visualize later? There’s something about having a woman on top. *raises hands as if grabbing invisible hips* Watching the beauty of a woman’s face as she takes her pleasure, letting her believe she’s in control...when I know different. I know with one touch, one press of my thumb, I hold the reins. *grins* Still think you can make me blush, sweet Rosanna?

ROSANNA: Thank you Joe. This has been, um, eye-opening. *looks at Parker* Any more heroes you’d like me to interview, my friend? ‘Cause I’m available!

PARKER: You’re on! Rosanna, thank you so much for spending Joe’s birthday with us. It was a pleasure to have you. I hope you’ll stay for dinner and Caleb…I mean cake!

JOE: Thank you, Rosanna. You’ve done me a great service today in saving me from Parker’s ramblings. For that alone, I own you a drink. And Mandy's whipped up some great vittles. Shall we?

ROSANNA: Sweetheart, you’re on.


Wanna leave a comment for Joe, Parker or Rosanna? Please do! Who knows? Joe may even stick around today to respond!

Want more of Joe Sterling?

Amanda Martin has the worst taste in men. After being cheated on not once, but twice, she’s lost all faith in men…and in herself. Determined to regain her confidence, Amanda decides to have a one-night stand. No relationship, no promises, no threat of being hurt again…just sex. What she doesn’t anticipate is meeting a handsome-as-sin stranger who will give her pleasure unlike any she’s ever known.    

Joe Sterling has spent his life avoiding relationships, his former job as a military sniper not allowing for such commitments. Now he’s come home to Texas, to let go of the past and to prove he is more than the killer he’s been trained to be. When Amanda’s life is threatened, Joe’s killer instinct is tested while Amanda struggles to protect her heart. Will they succumb to their overwhelming desire for each other, or lose it all by letting the past dictate their future?

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  1. LOL- happy birthday Joe!!! You owe me some naked!!

    1. Thank you, sweet Rosanna! Between you and Mandy, I'd never be clothed!

  2. happy birthday joe!!!! delicious interview *fanning myself*

  3. Happy Birthy, Joe!

    We've had a chance to chat before. Now that I've opened your eyes to the joys of karaoke, what song would you serenade me with on this auspicious occasion?

    Oh, and since it is your birthday, do you have any requests for me (gifts, songs, or otherwise *bats eyelashes*)?

    1. Hands off, Nulli!!! You vixen! LOL

    2. Thank you, darlin'! Yes, Mandy and I have had a lot of fun with our new karaoke machine, however, I'm still strictly a spectator. Feel free to serenade me, I'll grab a beer and enjoy the show.

      What is it with women and the eyelashes? *Sigh and mumbles* Gets me in trouble every time. You taught Mandy to do that, didn't you? Naughty girl...

    3. Easy ladies, Parker will kick my ass if I cause any fights today. *Mumbles* I can shoot a tick off a squirrel's ass from 1,000 meters but that woman scares the shit out of me...

    4. Rosanna, don't you know that sharing is caring? *wink*

    5. *mumbles back* He acts like I abuse him or something! ;-)

  4. Happy Birthday, Joe! Great interview Rosanna, and Joe you gave some great answers. Has anyone asked you what you want for your birthday? I'm available to help *grinning huge* Gotta say I could read about you all day, Joey dear. Not to mention watch you move all day. Need a waitress at the bar? *wiggles eye brows* Didn't think so. Hey Rosanna, one of Calan's brothers need help with anything?

    1. You know...*rubs chin* I could use some help around the bar. You'd have to put up with Jake though. Not sure I'd wish that shit on anybody.

      I'd tell you what I asked Mandy to get me for my birthday, but then I'd get in trouble. Think wet and delicious. *winks*

    2. Haha, Wildabout Bones! Any of Calan's brothers would just LOVE to have your special kind of help as well! :)

  5. Hey, Joe. Happy birthday! What are you driving today? Your Harley Nightster or your Dodge Ram truck? If it's the truck, you might want to check the back for stowaways after this interview.

    1. Hmm, got the Harley today. It's a beautiful day for a ride...

  6. Hey Joe, you need to come by here more often! My page views are out of control today! Talk about a spike! :)

    1. Parker, clearly Joe and I are a beautiful twosome. Think Amanda will mind, 'cause I think I'm moving in! Thanks for having me- it was such fun!

    2. LOL, Rosanna! Clearly! And I owe you a few coffees and a couple of shots for helping me keep Joe happy on his special day! :)

  7. Hey Joe, Happy Birthday. Since it's your birthday why don't you do the "birthday dance" know the one I mean. Perhaps I can lick the frosting off your..... See what that steamy interview did to my mind..It was a delicious interview.

    1. Hiya Carole! One step ahead of you. Mandy came home early from work...

  8. I'm a bit late to the party! But wonderful interview everyone :) And Joe, Happy Birthday! I have a present for you, but you have to come pick it up at my house (wink wink) Love you!