Happy Monday, lovelies. We've also made it through April! I have another interview for you today. Meet Cee Perkins, author of Corrupt Love, the first book in the Love is Dangerous series. This contemporary romance is now available! Get to know Cee below, and then check back on Friday for an except from the book!
What do you think is the most interesting thing about you?
Um. Starting right off with the hard questions, are we? Haha. I suppose the most interesting thing about me is that I can carry on a 5 minute conversation with a toddler who doesn’t even speak real words.
Do you have your own writing space? If so, what's in it?
Ah, it would be a utopia! Alas, I do not have my own writing space unless you mean the recliner beside which my laptop rests.
If you could bring to life any of your characters, which would you choose and why?
I think I’d choose Cay because I think she’d be cool to hang out with.
What genre would your characters read?
Corra would read horror, Dan would probably read self-help or literary fiction.
You're stranded on an island. What two books would you bring with you and why?
A notebook for writing in and… I dunno. It’s a toss-up between Vicious by LJ Shen and Monster by Jessica Gadziala because they’re the two that got me back into reading and subsequently, writing.
What's your favorite 90s jam?
Black, Pearl Jam. I actually wrote a tiny story based on it.
Why did you choose to write in the romance genre?
My imagination doesn’t support world building for fantasy and I’m not interested enough in anything else to do research haha.
Tell me one unique fact or quirk about one of your characters.
Dan didn’t like George Orwell’s 1984. People staring through the TV creeps him out.
What inspired your book?
I was tired of reading straight-laced girls being saved by the “bad boy” or the billionaire, and honestly 50 Shades of Grey grates on my very last nerve, so I wanted to do sort of an anti-heroine kind of story.
If you only had three lines to tell readers about your book, what would you want them to know?
Dan and Corra are two characters on opposite ends of the personality spectrum, but they balance one another out. It’s the first book in a series that I hope opens readers up to the idea that romance characters don’t have to be one set way; women can be the bad boy and men can need saving.
Corrupt Love: Love Is Dangerous Book 1
I wanted to ruin him.
I was the best hitwoman on the East Coast, bar none. Love was never on my list, especially not with uptight, rigid Dan- until I decided to wrinkle his perfectly creased khakis. But for the first time, I’d underestimated my opponent.
She would lay waste to my entire world.
I never wanted what my parents had. I didn’t need that codependency, didn’t want to give someone the power to take my security. But meeting Corra would change the way I saw myself and the world around me. I didn’t want to like her, but the thing about Corra was that when she found something to sink her teeth into, she’d stop at nothing until it was corrupted, and I was no different.
She’d shake up my world.
But I’d anchor hers.
Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Corrupt-Love-Dangerous-Cee-Perkins-ebook/dp/B0873WNKZP
Runs on coffee and imaginary donuts. Wishes cupcakes didn't reflect in the mirror and that hair would brush itself.
Made the cutest kids ever, married to the best husband (probably a bit biased here).
Writes love stories that don't have bodice-ripping or historical damsels trying to save their virtue (actually, her damsels rarely even have virtue).
Reads nearly all the things.