Guest: Megan Caldwell Shares Some Fun

Hello lovelies! We’ve got wonderful author Megan Caldwell (aka Megan Frampton) visiting with us today! She’s absolutely lovely and has a very lovely dry sense of humor. But today, she’s here playing with us and offering some lighthearted fun. Enjoy!

In a few days, my romantic women’s fiction title, Vanity Fare, will be released.

But I don’t want to talk about that. I don’t like reading about how people got inspired to write whatever story it is they wrote, I don’t care about the writing process (it’s PAINFUL and UNIQUE for every author), I don’t need to discuss the heroine’s journey and all that crap. It’s boring (to me, at least).

[Sidebar: I’m reading Lime’s blog, and the guest author posts, and they’re intimidating. They’re pretty, and well-written, and talk about all sorts of things I’ve never even thought about. So, yikes]

Instead, let’s talk about some favorite things: Food, books, and foxy men. And we’ll ask you to make some difficult choices, too.

Food: If you had to eat just one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? It can’t be as widespread as ‘protein,’ nor does it have to be as specific as ‘butternut squash soup.’ I think I would choose cheese, because there are so many varieties, and you can get the gamut of flavors. Nuts would come in a close second, but lose because of the dreaded Brazil nut.

[Second sidebar: One of my closest friends and I have had a years-long argument about the best kind of nut. She has the audacity to cite the Brazil nut as the best, whereas I counter with cashews. What say you?]

Books: If you could only read in one genre for the rest of your life, what genre would it be? And, if you’re feeling reckless, which author from that genre would you read over and over again? I’d pick historical, even though I don’t read as much historical as I used to. And for the one author, I’d go with Mary Balogh, whose traditional Regencies are on my all-time keeper list.

[Third sidebar: When you talk to someone who’s not as avid a reader as you, do you find they totally don’t get the idea of an all-time keeper list? And isn’t it fun to explain romance novel terms to non-romance readers? I just told my husband what ‘smexy’ was, for example.]

Foxy men: This is the toughest one, but also potentially the most fun. If you could stare at one guy for the rest of your life, who would it be? Living or dead or fictional or not, it doesn’t matter. I’d go with David Gandy as Jericho Barrons, which is kind of cheating, but I’m writing this, so I get to do what I want.

[Fourth sidebar: Does your significant other get bugged when you go on and on about how gorgeous some other guy is? Thankfully, mine does not, but I try not to do it too much, out of respect. But he does the same to me, so that’s fine]

What choices would you make?

Thanks so much to Megan for stepping in with a post today! I enjoyed the lighthearted tone, and to convince you all to come and play, she’s offering a copy of her upcoming release Vanity Fare!

Molly Hagan is overwhelmed.

Her husband left her for a younger, blonder woman; her six-year-old son is questioning her authority, and now so is she. In order to pay her Brooklyn rent and keep her son supplied with Pokémon and Legos, not to mention food and clothing, she has to get a job—fast.

So when an old friend offers Molly a freelance position copywriting for a new bakery, finding romance is just about the last thing on her mind. But the sexy British pastry chef who’s heading up the bakery has other thoughts. And then so does Molly, when she meets the chef’s intimidating business partner—who also happens to have a secret that might prevent Molly from getting her own happily ever after.

8 thoughts on “Guest: Megan Caldwell Shares Some Fun

  1. Mary Preston

    This was fun. I totally agree about cashews & Historical, but I’d have to go with Hugh Jackman. Easy on the eyes & he can sing and dance.

  2. sandi

    I would have to toss pizza in as a great food choice. Covers a wide variety of food groups, and nutritional elements. I would read contemps or women’s fiction as my one genre…it’s sort of hard to decide. As for the man candy…I’ve not really thought about it and haven’t a clue who is who so no comment!

    You’ve given us all something to think about!

  3. Kelly

    I could eat pizza because there so much you can do with it meat or just veggie. I like almonds there my favorite. I could stair at Gerard Butler and listen to him talk 🙂 I am single so don’t have to worry about that part. This was fun thank Megan.

  4. Maureen

    Raw cashews are my favorite nut. Pizza is a great food choice since there is such a variety of pizzas you can make. Limiting myself to one author would be tough but I think I would pick Loretta Chase or maybe Lisa Kleypas or maybe Courtney Milan.

  5. flchen1

    Hey, Megan! Great to “meet” you here–Lime has the best guests!

    Let’s see: One type of food? Like one ethnicity? Or does it have to be even narrower? I think I could totally do Japanese, but I would very much miss stuff like pizza! I’m not sure I could do vegetarian (which I tried for about a year in college–it was tremendously difficult… my whole family is pretty much carnivorous, and giving that up would be hard ;))

    Best nut? Oy… Cashews ARE delicious, but the old fashioned peanut is a winner too. I’ve been using sliced almonds to top our chocolate toffee bark… um… not sure I could just one! Mixed? 😉

    AACK! One genre? One author in one genre? For the rest of my life???? Oy. The Bible aside, maybe Shelly Laurenston. Or Carrie Lofty. Or Loretta Chase. Or maybe SEP. That’s a crazy question, Megan!!

    LOL! I think non-readers just don’t get certain aspects of reading, and it’s difficult to explain 🙂 Maybe I’ll have to try sports analogies or something (too bad I don’t better understand sports!)

    Um, not sure which ONE foxy guy I would choose. But DH is mine, so…

    I think I try to keep my raving about other dudes to a minimum, and DH just finds it amusing 🙂

    Awesome questions!


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