Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Simply Ali Spotlights Tilly Greene!!

Today Simply Ali welcomes Authors After Dark Author Tilly Greene!!

Take a look at Tilly's latest Sexy Release

Missing In Paradise

Ellora's Cave Publishing

Contemporary, Erotic, Bondage

When the love of Mike’s life breaks up with him abruptly, he doesn’t know where to turn. Mary is an emotional mess who reacts without thinking, and immediately regrets her decision. Making things right with Mike isn’t easy. It requires privacy to rebuild their love and share their lust. Neither expects their getaway to become a major news story.

The tattooed, retired surfer and daytime TV star are opposites, yet perfect for each other. But paradise isn’t easy on them. Their bond will need to stand up to the strain of a public relations nightmare if they have any hope of making it work.

Ali: Is there an author that makes you go all “fangirl?”

Tilly: Oh yes, absolutely but not in the genre you’d think. I have gone, and surely will again, all fangirl on Robert Sabuda! He’s a paper engineer who creates pop-up books that make me swoon. Yes, I am a proud member of the Movable Book Society and have a wonderful collection of pop-up books that I constantly leaf through and seek new ones to add. I finally took the big step and the heroine from my next book, “Come Back”, is a paper engineer. My love for those books had to come out in my writing at some point and that time has arrived.

Ali: If you could co-write with another author who would it be and why?

Tilly: Actually I’ve never thought about writing with another author. I know the pros and cons from authors who do double team thing, and it would not work with the way I live. No, I’ll leave that particular type of writing to those who can do it sans stress.

Ali: What are you looking forward to most about AADNola?

Tilly: Seeing people I haven’t seen since Philadelphia and meeting new ones who enjoy reading as much as I do. There are always great panels that I take part in and attend, and learn something new every time. Even though I’m not someone who dons a costume, I envy those who do and enjoy attending the parties to see their creations come alive.

Ali: The world is under attack and you are forced to run for your life. You only have room for one book in your survival kit, what book do you take?

Tilly: HA, didn’t have to think too hard on that one. “A Rose in Winter” by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. The book is a meaty historical with an adorable hero who always keeps me guessing and a heroine that defines strong while going through crap. This is the one author who I have all her books in hardcover, paperback and ebook. It was a sad day when the romance community lost Kathleen E. Woodiwiss.

Ali: Who are your favorite literary characters? (Yours or someone else’s)

Tilly: I’m going for someone else’s character and it would have to be Stella and Audra Price’s sexy djinn, Nicodemus Marsh, from their Duvall Inc series. The genie is imperfectly hot and handles his tough as nails lover just the way she wants, with and sometimes without kid gloves. Basically, I love a hero who makes mistakes and must find a way back to their happy place.

Ali: Are there any of your secondary characters you would like to give more life to?

Tilly: I’m currently working on the two that are calling the loudest for attention and that would Ted and Matt Wilson. These brothers made an appearance in “Ride ‘em”, and it’s long past time they get they found the woman perfect for them. The other one that is being a little more patient is Hermes. He startled Anissa in “Double Punch”, but he hasn’t been seen since.

Ali: If your friends were asked to describe you in one word what would it be?

Tilly: Actually I didn’t have a clue so asked a couple and they said: quirky and caring, I kid you not those were the two and yeah, they both fit.

*Favorite color: today is blue, yesterday it was purple and over the weekend it was green.

*Favorite food: as in pseudo-nourishment would be a grilled cheese and if I’m feeling wicked, then it’s a grilled cheese with bacon, otherwise it’s chocolate - all sorts of glorious chocolate.

*Boots or heels: well that’s easy, I wish it was heels, but it’s boots, especially if they have sassy heels!

*eReader or Print: that is a hard one, but lately I guess I’m more e than p, although my current read is paper.

*Beer, Liquor or Wine: are all lovely, although if offered, I prefer a nice cocktail.

*Favorite place to get it on besides the bedroom: is the chaise lounge part of the couch.

*Favorite TV Show: of late is Big Bang Theory - bazinga!

*Favorite Book series (besides your own): that I laugh through is the Stephanie Plum books.

*Pj’s or Lingerie: is a lesson I learned early on that what you sleep in should be what you’re willing to be seen wearing in public, so that would be pj’s for me.

*Vampires vs. Shifters: would make an interesting match-up, that said, I’m a shifter supporter to the end.

Want to learn more about Tilly? Here are some links...


For today's daily prize Tilly is giving one lucky commenter a copy of Missing In Paradise! Take a look at what she is offering for the Fully Loaded Kindle!!

One of Matt Wilson's earliest sexual fantasies growing up on a ranch in Montana came from his history books. His stroke material involved the mysterious women from far away who wore silky robes, had stark white faces, elaborate hair, and the sexiest painted lips he'd ever seen. He wanted a lady with that red mouth to satisfy his needs, not his hand. As he grew older and his sexual identity was established, Matt never forgot that original fantasy, but it changed to reflect how he wanted that same woman on her knees, eager to submit and serve his pleasure.

A business trip to Japan opens the door to his satisfying the long held fantasy, only there's a slight hiccup called Sakura Nakamura. Sakura is smart, funny and gorgeous, everything he wants in a woman, but can’t have, not if he wants to do business with her father. Unfortunately, he forgot to tell her that and everything changes after one night.

Is it a geisha or infatuated workmate who fulfills the visiting cowboy's fantasy?

Thank you Tilly for your generous giveaways!!

Don't forget that your comment today enters you not only in the daily prize but the Two Grand Prize Drawings for
A Kindle Fire & One AAD Nola Registration
A Loaded Kindle Fire

Remember to include your email in your comment!! Those of you who forgot during the first half of the month still have time to get those entries counted by emailing me at with your Name, Email and the days you posted!

Tomorrow stop by and see Samantha Kane as she joins the
Simply Ali Authors After Dark Birthday Bash!!


Tilly Greene said...

Thank you, Ali, for the fantastic interview - happy month-long birthday :-)

savannah said...

Another Sheldon fan!!! bazinga! LOL sorry I got excited when I seen that! Great interview :) Missing In Paradise sounds like a great read I can't wait to check it out :)

Tilly Greene said...

I adore Sheldon! Thursday night at 8:00pm is locked in with that man :-) Thanks for the lovely compliment darlin'!

Joanne said...

Great interview. My favorite color also changes with the day.
This sounds like an amazing book. Can't wait to read it.


Cynthia Garcia said...

Wonderful interview! Thank you!

Harlie Reader said...

Everyone keeps talking about Sheldon and I still haven't seen the show. *hangs head in shame* Hubs and I talk about it all the time...we have to watch this show.

Great interview.


kog said...

Konichiwa Cowboy really piqued my interest. I just popped over to All Romance Ebooks and bought a copy!

I think quirky and caring are two great characteristics. I wouldn't mind being described that way at all!

Tilly Greene said...

Hiya Joanne, yeah, the mood and activity for the day picks the color - love the variety!

No, thank you, Cynthia for the lovely compliment :-)

Don't worry, Marika, it took us a couple years to find it and I think even now its in syndication so will be a new find for you when you guys. Besides, you'll be prepped for Sheldon being an adorable geek with many MANY issues!

Amy S. said...

I haven't saw the show either. It does look good though. Missing in Paradise sounds great.

bn100 said...

Great interview! Very interesting book. What a nice way for your friends to describe you.


Maria D. said...

My favorite color changes with my in Paradise sounds really interesting...will have to add it to my tbb list.

Thanks for the giveaway!

junegirl63 at gmail dot com

Ali said...

*knock-knock-knock* Tilly!
*knock-knock-knock* Tilly!
*knock-knock-knock* Tilly!


Thanks so much for being a guest on my blog today, Tilly!

Cathy M said...

Hi Tilly,

I just peeked at the great excerpt posted for Missing In Paradise, so thanks for the chance to win a copy.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

erin said...

Thanks for a fun interview! This book sound awesome :)

Carol M said...

I just started watching the Big Bang Theory and I love it! I'm always looking for the repeats so I can catch up!

Maria pronounced Mariah said...

What a fun interview! I am all about the bacon grilled cheese. And bring on the chocolate.

Book sounds great!
mmafsmith at gmail dot com

SusanR said...

Missing in Paradise sounds good! And great tip on the PJ's. :)

susanmik AT gmail DOT com

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Woohooo! Another Big Bang Theory fan! Sheldon always makes us laugh with his zanny antics.

Raonaid at gmail dot com!/RaonaidLuckwell/status/192734091492343808!/RaonaidLuckwell/posts/225714840863937

Vanessa N. said...

This one sounds good and I love the cover.

Anonymous said...

Loved your interview. I so agree with you that we lost a legend in Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Don't have any of her books in hardcover but quite a few in paperback.

Laura K

Tilly Greene said...

Oops, sorry about that Ali, fell asleep on the couch with the ice pack on my shoulder...I'll never know how I managed that one!

Kog, darlin', I love shopping at ARe as well - they feed me well with books! Enjoy "Konnichiwa Cowboy" :-)

Amy S, it is funny, but you have plenty of time to get into it!

bn100, I know, it was great and totally me now that its been said/written :-)

Maria D, moods change it but I couldn't tell you what I prefer when its one of "those" days...I think I'm too busy nibbling on the chocolate to think in colors!

Hiya Cathy M, glad you enjoyed the excerpt - I admit to having a good time writing "what I know" as in living at the beach :-)

You know what Erin, it was a fun interview! The fast and flirty were a hoot and as you can see, I couldn't keep it to a couple of words either!

That's like me, Carol, I missed Sex and the City, Seinfeld, and many more series that everyone else watched and catch them on reruns now...the laughs are all new to me :-)

Ordering grilled cheese and bacon often takes saying it twice, Maria/Mariah, as in the waitress is a bit shocked, but I don't care - I love it! As for the chocolate, its known around town that we have a basket full of the stuff in our fridge, I'm always ready for a naughty treat!

I come from earthquake country, Susan, so the pj's were a given, but one time in England, I was in a sexy set and the fire alarm went off - after that, there were no more sexy bits of nothing except for at home!

Raonaid, it's his laugh that gets me everytime and when his mom calls him Shelly! Yeah, Big Bang is a good relaxing entrance for Fridays :-)

Thank you all for the kind comments on "Missing in Paradise" and my interview - it was a hoot to do and I wish you all luck in both winning a copy of the book and the fabulous Ali's kindles bonanza!

Tilly Greene said...

Thank you Vanessa, it definitely makes me think of dashing into the water on a nice hot day :-)

Laura! Hey lady! Yes, back when I traveled to Indiana almost every other week and there were not enough books in the world to keep me happy, I started searching for those old bookclub hardcovers in used bookstores :-) They were my shelf keepers and the papers became my reading copies, but then they were released in ebook and now they hang out on my iTouch to be read whenever and wherever I like. Hugs darlin'!

Limecello said...

Hi Tilly,

Really enjoyed the interview and... ;P I'm thinking there's a story here, yes?

The- *Pj’s or Lingerie: is a lesson I learned early on that what you sleep in should be what you’re willing to be seen wearing in public, so that would be pj’s for me.

Willing to spill? ;X

Chelsea B. said...

Terrific interview! Bazinga right back atcha! ;-)


elaing8 said...

Great interview.Missing in paradise sounds really good.

Tilly Greene said...

Well, Limecello, it was more embarassing than anything else. At a hotel in Sheffield City Centre and just after dawn the fire alarm went off! We ran out to gather on the extended elevated front drive - the entire stretch was exposed to everyone and anyone commuting in for the day. There were over a hundred of us standing outside for over2 hours - some were definitely more exposed than me - like those pulled from the shower - but I learned the lesson.

Hiya Chelsea, thank you for the nice compliment and voracious bazingas to you :-)

Mitch said...

Fun interview! My first real romance novel was a Kathleen Woodiwiss, and I also just love A Rose in Winter (and a few others). Have fun in NOLA!

kianeeko AT gmail DOT com

Abby said...
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Abby said...

Am liking the chaise lounge answer, since it's the most bed-like sofa there is!

reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

Tilly Greene said...

You know how hard it is to pick just 1 Mitch :-)

Love our chaise, Abby, and it's position beneath a lovely prelit palm tree and faux sand/burlap base :-)

marybelle said...

I'm absolutely loving the idea of a paper engineer. That's just totally cool.


Tilly Greene said...

Oh Marybelle, I used to teach kids and their parents at local bookshop how to make their own pop-up cards for Christmas - so much glitter! - it was a blast :-) There was no way I could pass up having a heroine be a paper engineer, just had to wait for the right one!

Speaking of, I gave the wrong title in which she'll appear - gasp, the horror! I was editing 'Come Back' when the interview came up, but Ali actually appears in book 2, 'Come to Me'...please excuse my flubb :-}

Carol L. said...

Hi Tilly,
Missing In Paradise sounds like an extremely interesting story. How unique a Paper Engineer sounds. :)
Thanks for the opportunity. Count me in if it's a print because I cannot read e-books.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Limecello said...

LOL Tilly - you poor thing. XD

Stella Ex Libris said...

Hi Tilly, thanks for the fun interview, I enjoyed getting to know you a bit better :-) And you are a girl after my own heart I can't for the life of me choose only one favourite so good you are quite as indecisive as I am ;-)

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com