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“The devil is alive and well, living at the tip of this man’s tongue. He removed everything but my soul as I lay here trying to figure if I’m still breathing or if this outer body experience means I have crossed over into the afterlife….”
Meet Rylee Reece Coltrane, the new girl on the block in an upscale apartment complex located in New Orleans. In efforts to put some distance between her and her overbearing mother, she lands smack dab in the middle of paradise or ecstasy if you consider the liberating heights of her sexuality she has come to know. Engaging in an illustrious sexual affair with neighbors Micah and Asha; she stumbles on some earth-shattering information. With her past chasing her and her present holding her in hostage in a world of pleasure what will she do? Will she end things with them or will she continue to be twisted up in this web of ecstasy?
I would say my inspiration came from simply wanting to give a female character some sexual empowerment and to do away with labels. I grew up around boys and there was always this double-standard of they can do whatever, but its not okay for me too. I feel like we live in a society where women are ostracized and shunned because they want to be sexually free, so my character became a rebel to that cause. I gave her freedom and a sense of liberation to discover who and what she likes sexually without having to be looked at in a negative way.
Which character do you think readers will love to hate and why?
Well I guess it depends, but I would have to say Rylee. It's a double-edged sword with her and the lifestyle she has chosen to live. On one hand, you may look at her and say, ʺGo girl do your thingʺ while on the other there may be judgment passed and that could bring about some salty feelings. I guess it just depends on the readers stance, where they are in their life and how they view sexuality as a whole.
What is it that you'd like readers to walk away with after reading Who Do You Love?
I would say curiosity, excitement to read the next two and a sense of acceptance. So often we tend to worry what people will think about us and what we do when in all actuality its nobody's business but your own. I feel by the time they finish this book the curiosity and excitement will have kicked in to see just how far Rylee is willing to go in her sexual journey.
What is a hidden talent or pastime that you enjoy that would surprise others?
I love to sing and paint. Both are very relaxing and I'm really good at both.