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Erica Lucke Dean Comes Out to Play!

May 3, 2013

erica lucke deanMy good friend and fabulous writer Erica Lucke Dean is stepping under The Spotlight to promote her very first release ever! I’ve had the pleasure of beta reading some of the sexy stuff in this book let me just say that this book is a MUST READ.

In an effort to get the word out on To Katie With Love, Erica has written about a billion guest posts in a very short period of time. In an effort to give her a bit of a break, I decided that instead of a regular author interview or guest post, we will instead play a fun game of Would You Rather. For those who don’t know the rules to this game, let me clarify. I will pose a series of two unlikely, questionable or distasteful scenarios and Erica will have to choose which one she would rather do and then tell us why. Simple, right?

Okay, let’s jump right in.

Erica, congratulations on your latest release and welcome to the e-rotica blog! Now, would you rather….

  1. Give up chocolate or sex?

Wow, you don’t mess around do you? How can I choose between sex and chocolate? That’s like choosing between Edward and Jacob…no, I’d always choose Edward. Ok…I’d give up chocolate. No sex. No definitely chocolate. Final answer.


  1. Let a durian fruit salad sit in your kitchen for a month or not eat cupcakes for an entire year?

Again, tough call. I think I’d rather give up cupcakes. I’m only saying that because in a technical sense I can still have cake as long as it’s not in cup form. J


  1. Sing the national anthem at a little league game or take your top off at a concert?

That’s easy. I’d totally sing the national anthem. But I’m a singer, so I think I could pull it off. Then again, I have a nice rack, and no one I know would be at a concert. I hope.

  1. Change a filthy box of cat litter or cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner from scratch for the in-laws? Yes, this includes dessert.

I’ve changed my share of nasty cat boxes in my day, and it’s definitely easier than spending a day with the in-laws. I’ll take poop for $100 Alex.


  1. Go full Monty on a nude beach or get a back massage from Olga from Zoolander? Um, before you answer, you should know that this character was actually played by Andy Dick.

Olga the Masseuse

OMG…neither choice is appealing. I burn easily, so the idea of exposing my sensitive skin to the sun…or Andy’s dick…gah…horrifying options either way. Do I get a pass? Can I skip this one? No? Damn! Ok…I’ll go for Olga for the win.


  1. Enter a televised no hands allowed pie eating contest or bob for hotdogs in a barrel at a county fair?

Bobbing for hot dogs might be fun. I could work with that. And the stories I could tell later. Yeah…I think I’d bob for weenies. J


  1. Give a speech about the menstrual cycle to a group of third graders or spend an afternoon washing dishes in a school cafeteria?

I think I’d have fun trying to explain sex-ed to third graders. Can I make up words? If I can make up words I’m in.


  1. Work at Wal-mart or a morgue?

I’ve been to a Wal-mart. Several , in fact. I’ll hang out with the dead people, thank you. As long as it’s not the night shift. Then again…night shift at Wal-Mart is way scarier.

  1. Swim with sharks (like you see all those crazy tourists doing) or let a tarantula crawl on your hand?

Really…there has to be a pass in this game. I’ll even play the lightning round if I can get a pass on this one. There’s no way I’d ever get into a shark tank. Not only are sharks super scary…and they poop in the water…but it’s underwater. I can’t breathe underwater, and the breathing apparatus frightens me. Then again, I have major arachnophobia. I’d have a panic attack and die before reaching this challenge. Or I’d have to wash out of the game. Nope. I’m taking a pass. Do with me what you will for punishment.

  1. Mud wrestle or Jello Wrestle?

Mud. Jello is sticky. I think. At least I could pretend I’m at a spa if I’m wrestling in mud. It’s good for the skin right? Wait…there aren’t any bugs in this mud are there? Bugs are a game changer. If there are bugs, I’ll take my chance with the Jello.

And here are a couple of one-word-answer bonus questions:

  1. Would you rather become a best-selling author or win the lottery?

Bestselling author. That’s like winning the creative lottery. 😉

  1. Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds?

Gosling all the way. If I have to pick one.

  1. Bikini or one-piece?

One piece. It’s sexier. That’s my answer and I’m sticking to it.

  1. Heels or flats?

If I could walk in heels I’d pick heels every time. Not that I need them, I’m super tall, but heels are sexy. Then again, falling on your face in a crowd is rarely sexy, so you’ll find me in flats.

  1. Side salad or French fries?

Side salad of course. Then again, there are fries in my side salad. J

ToKatieWithLove-LargeThanks so much for answering my ridiculous and inane questions, Erica. Now please, tell us a little bit about To Katie With Love.

To Katie With Love, Blurb

Banker Katie James has a serious thing for romance novels. She’d almost rather settle for a fictional boyfriend than risk her heart on a flesh-and-blood man. Besides, the only real guy she’s remotely interested in is her rich, unattainable client, the mysterious Cooper Maxwell.

Looking less like the ultra-conservative man she knows and more like a drop-dead sexy character from one of her books, Cooper crashes Katie’s 29th birthday party. But one too many drinks lands Katie in uncharted territory… Cooper’s bedroom!

Drunk on love, Katie dives headfirst into the relationship only to discover that Cooper is keeping secrets… dangerous ones. As if things couldn’t get worse, her meddling mother makes a surprise visit, digging up a whole new set of problems.

Who would have guessed having an assassin for a boyfriend would be the least of her worries?

Purchase now on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Erica Lucke Dean, Bio

“I’m an author of fluffy romance and paranormal romance novels, with a twist. I blog about life in my haunted farmhouse and other ridiculous things. And I laugh at myself when I trip. ”

— Erica Lucke Dean

After walking away from her career as a business banker to pursue writing full-time, Erica moved from the hustle and bustle of the big city to a small tourist town in the North Georgia Mountains where she lives in a 90-year-old haunted farmhouse with her workaholic husband, her 180lb lap dog, and at least one ghost.

When she’s not busy writing or tending to her collection of crazy chickens, diabolical ducks, and a quintet of piglets, hell bent on having her for dinner, she’s either reading bad fan fiction or singing karaoke in the local pub. Much like the main character in her newest book, To Katie With Love, Erica is a magnet for disaster, and has been known to trip on air while walking across flat surfaces.

How she’s managed to survive this long is one of life’s great mysteries.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2013 4:52 pm

    Thanks for having me on the blog today DC! This was by far the most fun I’ve ever had doing an interview…even if you did invite sharks and spiders. 🙂 I had a blast!

  2. May 3, 2013 4:59 pm

    I like Nutty gals! DC you are my peanut brittle today! Erica, I like a little fluffy every now and then – will have to have a dip in your pages.

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