Giveaway + Blog Tour: Will You Be My Escort (The Carlisles, #2) by Meg Harding

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Author Interview

Thanks for having me! I’ve asked a friend of mine to interview me for this post about Will You Be My Escort and the Carlisle novels, so I’ll turn things over to her.  

Hi, all! Piper Vaughn here! First, I want to thank Meg Harding for asking me to take part in her blog tour and congratulate her on her newest release from Dreamspinner Press, Will You Be My Escort. When she asked if I’d be interested in interviewing her for a post, I jumped at the chance. I always think it’s fun to read authors interviewing authors, and I’ve only rarely found myself in the position of interviewer. So now, without further ado, let’s get right to all the juicy questions. :D

Piper: This is the second book in your Carlisles series. I loved the first, Dinner for One, which featured a chef and a food critic. Now, in Will You Be My Escort, we have Aaron, an escort, and Jackson, a man who’s sworn off romance and is looking for no-strings fun. What drew you to the idea of writing an escort?

Meg: It’s not a secret, my main source of reading material is fan fiction, and the escort trope is one that pops up fairly often. I’ve read some good and some bad—not just in quality but in terms of what hits the spot for me escort wise. I wanted to explore what it would be like for me if I got to write it, and I also wanted to try my hand at a pretty well known trope.

Piper: What’s next in the world of the Carlisles? Can you give readers a sneak peek into the future of the series? Will every Carlisle brother be getting a romance?

Meg: Every brother does get a romance! The twins will be up next, with Dorian falling for a closeted athlete and Denver learning to trust someone he’s not related to. These will be the last two in the series, and for those who like loose ends tied up, Georgina’s HEA is worked into the books in the background. All of the Carlisles are off the market by the end of this series.

Piper: Walk us through your typical writing routine. Are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you make playlists for your stories? Do you need silence to write? Do you use picture inspiration for your characters?

Meg: Writing is the one area of my life in which I’m crazy unorganized. I don’t plot ahead of time, I go back and change things willy-nilly, and half the time I end up writing something different than what I started out thinking it would be. I do need complete silence to work—I can’t read or write with talking/singing around me—and, ironically, the only character I’ve ever used picture inspiration for is Aaron in this novel.

Piper: What’s next up on your writing schedule? You’ve done contemporary romance. Hockey players. Hockey playing shifters (OTTERS AND RED PANDAS, PEOPLE). Any plans to switch it up to something totally different?

Meg: There’s more of those hockey playing shifters on the horizon. I’m continuing the world created in To Arizona, so that’ll be a new series from me. As for something totally different, I don’t have concrete plans at the moment. I’d like to eventually cross on over to fantasy, but we’ll see.

Piper: Speaking of hockey – because you had to know I was going to go there – we’re both fans of the game, and we both call the Blackhawks one of our favorite teams. How and when did you start watching hockey? Who are your top three players?

Meg: I got into hockey about three years ago now I want to say. Maybe a little less than that, and I got into it through fan fiction lol. I love so many players that my hearts constantly torn, but I’ll claim Jonathon Toews, Patrick Kane, and Sidney Crobsy as my top three. (Sorry Malkin, Seguin, and Benn with a side of Panarin.)

Piper: If they were real people, which of your characters would be your best friend and why? Is there one you think you wouldn’t get along with, and again, why?

Meg: That’s a tough question. Most of my characters have my neurotic personality somewhere in them. I guess my best friend would have to be Marc, from To Arizona, or Denver Carlisle. Both of them came from more personal spots for me. As for not getting along, hmm, possibly James. I feel like I’d argue with him a lot.

Piper: And one last fun one – I know we’re both Marvel fans, and I also know that Iron Man is your favorite. What do you love about Tony Stark? Besides him being a genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist. ;D 

Meg: Tony Stark breaks my heart into tiny pieces. He’s who he is purely on his own merit and abilities, and everyone takes him for granted. He’s not who/what anyone thinks he is, and he’s quirky as all hell. No one’s more loyal than Stark.

Thanks so much for letting me interview you, Meg! I had fun, and I wish you much success with Will You Be My Escort.


A Carlisles novel
Jackson Carlisle has rotten luck with men and women, and after an especially bad situation, he takes a step back from romance. But with a two-week family reunion in Hawaii looming, his mom is determined to set him up with one of the sweet singles she knows would be perfect for him. A normal person would tell her no and be done with it. Instead, Jackson tells her he has a boyfriend. The only problem? He doesn’t.
Aaron Wilkes is an escort. He’s a little surprised when a friend’s girlfriend hires him to date her brother, but he’s had stranger jobs. Jackson is cute, and he thinks a fling with Aaron might be just the kind of no-strings-attached fun he needs to get over his dry spell. As they explore the islands together, their carefully laid plans begin to get away from them. Feelings aren’t supposed to come into play, but that shouldn’t be a problem. After all, you can’t fall in love in two weeks….

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About the Author:

Meg Harding is a graduate of UCF and Anglia Ruskin University. For as long as she can remember, writing has always been her passion, but she had an inability to ever actually finish anything. She’s immensely happy that her inability has fled and looks forward to where her mind will take her next. She’s a sucker for happy endings, the beach, and superheroes.  In her dream life she owns a wildlife conservation and is surrounded by puppies. She’s a film buff, voracious reader, and a massive geek.

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