I’m so honored and excited that Marni Mann agreed to do this Q&A with us.
Let me tell you that I was fangirling like crazy !!!!
Thank you Marni ! <3
MARNI MANN Q&A
Can you quickly introduce yourself to those who don’t know you yet?
I’m Marni Mann, author of the Unblocked Collection (Erotica), Shadows Series (Erotica), Bar Harbor Series (NA) and the upcoming standalone Wild Aces (Contemporary Erotica). I have a New England heart, but now live in Florida. I’m a dog lover, wine drinker, traveler, and chocolate addict. And I love words – all words, but especially ones that are dark and sexy.
When did you know you were meant to write?
Since around 6th grade. I was the kid who wrote papers and reports instead of creating diagrams and visual projects. I always chose words. My love for writing only increased through high school and it’s what I studied in college.
What and who were your inspirations for Frankie? Derek?
Derek came to me first. I pictured someone tall and raw, extremely rough around the edges with the most delicious beard. I’m originally from Maine, where the statue of Paul Bunyan proudly sits, so I wanted to tie in the whole lumberjack theme. That’s where the flannels came from (Derek always wears one) and the wood symbolism. For Frankie, I pictured someone the complete opposite. I’ve worked in the real estate industry and it’s a language I speak quite well so that’s why it was a realtor/developer love story.
Who’s your favorite model?
Franggy Yanez is my favorite model. I love his style and his yummy beard and he reminds me of Derek.
Do you have a writing routine?
Every day is so different that I just have to go with the flow. But I do write every day for at least a few hours. My best writing happens very early in the morning or late at night. Darkness fuels my words.
Do you listen to music while writing? If yes, do you have a playlist ????
Yes, always. My taste is all over the place and really depends on the scene. When I wrote the sexy scenes for Unblocked, I listened to Haunted by Beyonce. The fast paced, revenge scenes were Eminem or Brantley Gilbert. The emotional scenes were Rihanna or Jason Aldean. You can find me on Spotify.
What’s the last book you read and loved?
Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre. I’ve rea
d all of her books and I’m a huge fan.
What is the last thing, (event, meme, situation…) that made you laugh out loud?
I’m sure it was something my husband said and it was probably only a few hours ago or less. He makes me LOL constantly.
Can you tell us more about your upcoming bo
Wild Aces is dark contemporary erotica that stars Brea Bradley (she was Frankie’s assistant in Unblocked) and Trapper Montgomery who is a poker player. Brea’s boyfriend was killed two years before and she’s still emotionally scarred from his death. Trapper had quite the tumultuous past that’s hardened him. It’s an extremely layered story that’s highly emotional and nothing is as it seems.
Can you tell us one random thing about you?
I eat an entire pineapple almost every day.