Saturday, July 11, 2009

Welcome the fabulous Calista Fox!

I am so excited to be hosting Calista Fox for the rest of this month! Not only is she a dear friend, but she is an extremely talented and versatile author. I had the EXTREME pleasure of reading her new release, OBJECT OF DESIRE before it was released and providing a cover blurb for her. If you like action and excitement, with a side of champagne and caviar, then you will love Calista's new book.
To help spread the word, I asked Calista a few of my deep, meaningful questions. Here's what she had to say:

Okay, first question: If you were to get a tattoo, what would it say or what would the graphic be? Or, if you already have one, where is it and what’s it look like?

Calista: Oh, boy… I actually had a graphic for a lower-back tattoo professionally designed a couple of years ago! I’m a huge Van Halen fan (note to Edward: please learn to Tweet from rehab so I can follow you on Twitter). If I were to get a tat, it would either be the VH logo, or the graphic I had designed, which is two of EVH’s famous guitars (one black with yellow strips, the other red with white strips) leaning against each other, there necks crossed. It’s very cool. Unfortunately, I’m not just a huge VH fan, I’m also a huge wienie. So… no tat as of yet…

Erin: Now that's funny. Planning for a tattoo you're afraid to get. Me, I'm not so afraid of the needles as I am of gravity. I don't want my cute little rosebud to look like a long step bloom by the time I'm 60, ha ha. So, I opt for no ink on the aging bod.

Next question: What do you keep in the trunk of your car?

Calista: Couple of dead bodies, a tire iron with bloodstains and a 12-pack of double-roll toilet paper. Or, the convertible top and the goop you put in a flat tire to get you to the nearest tire station because there’s absolutely no room for a spare in a two-seater convertible sports car. (But a 12-pack of double-roll toilet paper really will fit in there!)

Erin: And I thought THAT would be the boring question in this interview. I should have known better, lol!

Next question: If you were in the "Miss America" talent competition, what would your talent be?

Calista: Wine sampling, of course. I can’t believe you would even have to ask me this. And I would share, thereby winning the judges over with my magnanimous personality and way-cool guitar tattoo.

Erin: Okay, just snorted my coffee out my nose. You are too funny. We are so going to have fun in DC at the Romance Writers of America National conference. So glad I get the CDs to listen to the workshops later, cuz I'm a'thinking I won't be out of the bar much.

Now, for the all important BOOK question! Tell us about your new release and what YOU think we’ll like about it.

Calista: My July 15 single title release is called OBJECT OF DESIRE, and it’s a very fast-paced, action-packed, ultra-sexy novel! And that’s what I think you’ll like about it. Oh, and the H/H, of course. She’s quite the bad-ass and he’s just… dreamy.

Here’s a little about the book: When treasure hunter and spy Laurel Blackwood raids Victoria Peak in Belize to recover a rare Mexican fire opal rumored to evoke dark desires and passions, she unwittingly sets off a sequence of dangerous events—and finds herself in the midst of a battle between good and evil… and lust and love. Laurel must keep the opal from falling into the hands of a deadly terrorist cell, a greedy Belizean dignitary, and one particularly hot and scandalous treasure hunter named Devon Mallory.

For ten years, Devon has had his eye on the $30 million prized opal and his heart set on winning Laurel for keeps. But her web of secrecy and now her betrayal over recovering the legendary stone without him has Devon hell-bent on stealing the opal from her and collecting on the massive payout. But Devon will have to make a choice soon, and decide which gem is his true object of desire... You can read an excerpt and enter to win my contests on my website at and my blog at Also, follow me (hint, hint, Edward) on Twitter ( and Facebook ( for more fun!Thanks for having me!

Hey, the pleasure was mine, Calista. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to go to to enter this month's contest for Calista's latest Secrets, one of my books, a gift card AND a Haunting Beauty tote bag!


Donna Del Grosso said...

Nice interview, Ladies! Very down to earth and non stuffy. Calista, your book sounds exciting! Good luck with it!

Calista Fox, Author said...

Thanks, Donna! I love it when Erin interviews me. She comes up with the craziest questions!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jennifer August said...

I'm glad I wasn't alone in the beverage snorting on that wine answer! Wonderful interview, ladies! I can't wait to read the book, it sounds very exciting and mysterious. And I adore lady spies!! Have fun at Nationals and have drink for me (caramel apple martini if it's available!)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the great interview. You have the right a tattoo but do not go through the pain of getting it or the pain of suddenly seeing that your perfect tattoo has changed to something unknown. :-)

Chris R

Calista Fox, Author said...

Chris R--Yes, there is that fear of the body of the guitar heading south to my um... yeah. All bad and wrong!

Jennifer--Doesn't Erin ask the best questions?! She cracks me up!

Thanks for stopping by! More chances to win stuff on my website!!

Kammie said...

Fun question and answers! I enjoyed reading the interview.

"good and evil… and lust and love" I like that....It sounds like a great story!

ibeeeg said...

Loved the interview.
Just this weekend I was listening to the radio...they were playing several VanHalen songs. I was thinking how great the music was and what kids today are missing out on!! There just is not that type of music Eddie VanHalen for the kids of today...of coarse, they could listen to VanHalen. These thoughts lead me to Valerie Bertinelli - she looks fabulous. I had a few thoughts about Eddie VanHalen...i crushed over him in the 80's.
Anyways, very interesting that I was thinking about VanHalen over sat/sun and now just read this interview. Don't think i would do a VH logo tattoo though. **Smile**

BTW: went and read the excerpt - goodness, the story sounds steamy!! **Grin**

Erin Quinn said...

Thanks all for the great comments! I knew Calista would have some fabulous answers! :)

robynl said...

been to contest page and entered and read book reviews.

Caffey said...

Hi Calista! I'm so excited about your single title with Red Sage. I so love your stories in the Secrets and too the ERedSage books! ROFL on the questions from Erin to you Calista! LOL I kept laughing through this post! I can't think of a question to top these, LOL. Huge congrats on your single with Secrets! Is there more to come? And how did it come about with you having a single title there. I've only seen one other in print from there of a single title and so glad that you have it this time!

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Caffey said...

I didn't finish my last post so I fixing it, LOL. By the way I'm following you on Twitter and on Facebook and your blog! I posted about your blog too on my Facebook and too on Twitter.

Kimber Chin said...

Another book set in Belize.
Love that country (why Invisible and my next book Flawless is partially set there).
Great place to disappear in also.

Love the trunk answer.
Too much fun!

Unknown said...

Love humor in kind of gals. I found you via Cathie Morton's post on Facebook. glad I followed the url. By the way...I can be funny, too. *lol*

As I posted the other day, I once considered having a butterfly tattooed above my left breast. Glad I didn't now, because it would have been a bat on my stomach.

Erin Quinn said...

I think this is the most fun I've ever had with an interview. Calista says it's the questions, but I think it's those answers! We just spent several days together in DC at the RWA conference and has such a fabulous time. Now it's back to reality.

Calista Fox, Author said...

Wow, you all are so fantastic!! I got a little sidetracked with the RWA national conference this past week, but what a treat to come back to Erin's blog! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving some really great comments.

I love the tattoo discussion because it's so true about everything sliding south! And as for my trunk... I had to chuckle today when I hit the store for some necessities and nestled the 12-pack double roll in its spot in the very cramped trunk of my convertible. ;-)

And Ibeeeg--I loved your comment about VH! Rock on, girlfriend!!!

Caffey--You are as loyal as they come and I can't thank you enough for that!!

Erin--Thanks for having me again, girl!

Keep those comments coming because we haven't selected a random winner yet!!!

Best, Calista

Leontine said...

Hi Erin and Calista,
Thanks for the grin on my face while it is so freakin early in the morning (Netherlands, Europe) I'm off now checking up on both your books :D


Calista Fox, Author said...

Thanks for the note, Leontine! Wow, the Netherlands! Too cool. I just love the way the Internet serves as a bridge to the entire world. Hope we'll be hearing from you again!

Anonymous said...

great inteview
hot book and cover


Anonymous said...

congrats on the book
hot cover