We are thrilled to welcome New York Times bestselling author Mary Honey B. Morrison to BLI today for the next stop on her Blog Tour in celebration of the release of her new book The Rich Girls’ Club which hit the stands and e-readers on March 26th. The Rich Girls’ Club is published by Grand Central and is Mary’s 4th HoneyB novel. Mary indicates her books address social and sexual issues while empowering her female characters. Mary is an up and coming artist with a multiple book-to-film deal. She has eighteen published novels to her credit.
Welcome to BLI Mary, it’s a thrill to be able to chat with you today.
Lea: The women in your book are intelligent, empowered and completely at ease with their sexuality. The protagonists in your story, Brooks, Morgan, Hope, and Storm, are very wealthy and decide it’s time for California to have a female governor. The campaign strategy is unorthodox because it involves sexual blackmail. You tell a fast paced story that is a mix of humor, erotica and suspense. What genre do you see this book falling under?
HoneyB: If The Rich Girls’ Club were to become a movie, it would definitely be erotic drama. All of my books are a perfect fit for women’s fiction, and human sexuality. The scandalous blackmail techniques the characters use makes The Rich Girls’ Club a great read. As outrageous as the book may seem, this could one day become a true story.
Lea: The Rich Girls’ Club is a book about four very strong women, written for women, is there a message in your stories that you try and relay to readers?
HoneyB: Absolutely and always. I have yet to write a novel that is not intended to empower women. I use words to lift women up. Some of my female characters have a difficult journey but ultimately they learn from their mistakes. Bad things happen to good people. There are women who have been molested, raped, and battered. I’ve been all three. When I was molested, I didn’t lose my virginity. When I was raped, I wasn’t a virgin. When my ex-husband beat me−I did say ex right−I divorced him “immediately.” We as women may not have control over a man’s actions but we have the power to make decisions in our best interest.
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Fiction
Release Date: March 26, 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Formats Available: eBook, Kindle, Nook, Hardcover, Trade Paperback
Purchasing Info: Publisher, Author’s Website, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, Powell’s, The Book Depository, Kindle, Nook
Garnishing the backing of the wealthiest women in California, Morgan Childs convinces Brooks Kennedy to run for governor.
Morgan’s campaign strategy is non-traditional. She convinces her stable of escorts to sexually blackmail each of Brooks’ opponents, and Kitty Cantrell, Storm Dangerfield, and Hope Andrews will do whatever it takes to bring them down one-by-one.
All goes according to plan until someone attempts to kill Brooks. With so many enemies, Brooks has no idea who wants her dead. When a secret is revealed, Morgan feels betrayed and will stop at nothing to get revenge.
Lea: Along with their unconventional quest for the governor’s house the ladies do deal with relationship issues. What role do the men play in this novel?
HoneyB: If we were playing chess, the men would all be pawns. Most men are you know. Men aren’t as smart as they think they are because they constantly undermine women. When a man believes no one is watching, his dick dictates his outcum. I’ll use Bailey for example. He’s outraged when his mistress announces her candidacy for his governor’s seat. My question is, “Why shouldn’t she?”
Lea: The Rich Girls’ Club is the fourth in a series of novels; beginning with Sexcapades, then Single Husbands, and the third book is Married on Mondays. I had no difficulty reading The Rich Girls’ Club as a standalone, how are the books connected?
HoneyB: They’re not in a series. The books are character driven. Due to the extensive erotic scenes in each, I decided not continue the characters forward. In Sexcapades, Nick and Natalie compete for the same promotion. The one that sexes their bi-sexual boss is promised the position. I love Single Husbands because lots of married men live as though they are single. Married on Mondays is awesome! If a woman treats her man/husband well one day a week, she can keep him happy but is he satisfied? Couples and singles rave about my HoneyB books after re-enacting the scenes.
Lea: Mary (HoneyB) you founded the non-profit organization “Lift Every Voice and Write”, please share with readers what its focus is and how it benefits involved students.
HoneyB: LEVAW was originated to encourage and support middle, junior, and high school students interested in writing as a career. I published an anthology of thirty-three students, entitled Diverse Stories: From the Imaginations of Sixth Graders. The project was mutually rewarding. The students bonded on a higher level as they learned things about one another they didn’t know. I didn’t want a theme. The purpose of LEVAW is to support individuality.
Lea: Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to join us today Mary, congratulations on the release of The Rich Girls Club!
HoneyB: My pleasure!
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