Today I’m interviewing the heroine of my new erotic romance, The Ingredients of Bliss. Mei Lee ‘Emily” Wong, who first appeared in my short story Her Secret Ingredient, is a smart young chef who is determined to forge a career in TV in the United States. Focused on those aspirations, she doesn’t expect to become emotionally entangled with the men with whom she works.
But I should probably let her speak for herself
Lisabet Sarai: Greetings, Emily!
Mei Lee Wong: Hi, Lisabet.
LS: If you don’t mind, I’d like to ask you a few questions, so that my readers can get to know you a bit better.
MW: Sure. I’m happy to help. What do you want to know?
LS: Hmm. Well, I could ask you about your background – I gather you earned a Grand Diplôme at the Cordon Bleu in Paris and worked at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong – but I’ll bet that what really interests readers in your unconventional sex life.
MW: “Unconventional.” That’s a delicate way to phrase it!
LS: Yes, well, I suspect that having two handsome, virile lovers isn’t exactly common among my readership! Especially one that’s a dominant and another that’s a submissive. How do you work that out?
MW: To be honest, I let Harry – my Master – manage the details. He directs our scenes – it’s way too complicated for me. It does help that both Harry and Etienne really care about me. I’m embarrassed by the whole thing, a lot of time, but they seem to be surprisingly comfortable with the way things have unfolded. Each in his own way is dedicated to my pleasure.
LS: You call bondage, spankings and nipple clamps “pleasure”? (grins)
MW: I’ll ignore that question, Lisabet. Coming from you, I know it’s facetious. Anyway, I love them both. I’m not sure that our triangle is stable, though.
LS: When Harry and Etienne were kidnapped by the Iron Hammer Triad, how did you feel?
MW: Devastated. Terrified. And really, really angry. I was determined to get them back.
LS: You thought you could get the better of an international crime syndicate? Isn’t that pretty presumptuous?
MW: Well, I didn’t have much choice. The Marseille police detective assigned to the case wouldn’t even listen to me. And I expected my secret might help.
LS: Ah. And what is your secret?
MW: Come on, Lisabet! You know I’m not going to reveal that here! Readers are going to have to buy the book to discover the answer to that question.
Blurb for The Ingredients of Bliss:
One sexy French chef. One kinky American TV producer. One ambitious Chinese gal who thinks she wants them both. The ingredients of bliss? Or a recipe for disaster?
Accomplished cook Mei Lee ‘Emily’ Wong knows exactly what she wants—her own show on the Tastes of France food channel. But life is full of complications. First, her deceptively nerdy producer, Harry Sanborne, initiates Emily into the delights of submission. Then her boss, legendary chef Etienne Duvalier, begs her to dominate him. Emily just can’t resist—especially when Harry orders her to explore her inner Mistress. Suave and sexy Etienne will do whatever she asks—in the bedroom if not in the kitchen. And Harry, her lovingly diabolical Dom, adores pushing Emily’s limits.
When the network sends the trio to France to shoot a series of cooking shows on location, Emily knows her career is on the upswing. Her plans fall apart in Marseille as a Hong Kong drug syndicate kidnaps both Etienne and Harry. The Iron Hammer Triad mistakes Etienne for notorious gangster Jean Le Requin, who has stolen their drug shipment, worth millions. Emily realizes she must find the real Le Requin, retrieve the purloined dope, and bargain it for Harry’s and Etienne’s lives. The secret she’s been keeping from Harry might prove useful. Still, what chance does one woman whose knife skills are limited to chopping vegetables, have against the ruthless cruelty of two criminal organisations?
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About Lisabet Sarai:
I started both writing and cooking at an early age, and I’ve continued to indulge both passions as I’ve matured. Usually I’m an improvisational cook; I’m not all that fond of following recipes, and when I do, I almost always introduce my own variations. My philosophy tends to be the more spice, the better.
You could say the same about my writing. Since the release of my debut novel Raw Silk in 1999, I’ve published lots of erotica and erotic romance in almost every sub-genre– more than fifty single author titles, plus dozens of short stories in various erotic anthologies, including the Lambda winner Where the Girls Are and the IPPIE Best Erotic Book of 2011, Carnal Machines. My gay scifi erotic romance Quarantine won a Rainbow Awards 2012 Honorable Mention.
I have more degrees than anyone would ever need, from prestigious educational institutions who would no doubt be deeply embarrassed by my chosen genre. Widely traveled but still with a long bucket list of places to go, I currently live in Southeast Asia with my indulgent husband and two exceptional felines, where I pursue an alternative career that is completely unrelated to my creative writing.
Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/83387.Lisabet_Sarai
Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/author/lisabetsarai