Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Vanilla Extract by Louisa Berry @louisaberry69 #BlogTour @rararesources Q&A








vanilla (adj)
Having no special or extra features; ordinary or standard
Extract (v)
-          Remove or take out
-          Select for quotation, performance or reproduction

When recently separated Lou decided to embark on a new chapter of her life, she had no idea where this journey of self and sexual discovery would lead.
Her lustful appetite for adventure was re-awakened and with every new, tantalising, naughty meeting Lou’s confidence grew, as did her need for more.

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Thank you for taking part in the Q&A, so let's get started…

Which three words best describe your personality?

Confident, chatty, funny

Which three vacation spots are your favourite?

  1. Gran Canaria (for obvious reasons when you read Vanilla Extract but because it is my happy place)
  2. Dubai (it has everything and more, but in short doses it doesn’t feel quite as unreal as it is)
  3. Rio (I’d like to revisit as I only went for a long weekend but it was certainly glorious)

Which three things do you enjoy doing when you aren’t writing?

  1. Spending time with my children.  They grow up so fast, you really have to make the most of the time they’re with you before they have lives of their own
  2. Socialising with different groups of people; learning about their lives and what makes them tick, particularly when they walk different paths to mine
  3. Exercising and working off those extra calories I’ve indulged in with my sweet tooth and love of food

Which three books would you want if you were stuck on a desert island?

  1. The Stand (Uncut), Stephen King.  The paper is like parchment as there’s so much of it, but I’d love to read this one again
  2. Weave World, or better still, a collection of Clive Barker’s works all bound up in one offering
  3. Possibly anything by Bear Gryls that would help me survive on a desert island! He certainly knows his stuff!

Which three books were your favourite as a child?

  1. Lord of the Flies, William Golding.  What an absolute masterpiece!  I studied it at school and could read it over and over again.
  2. IT, Stephen King.  I was probably too young to read this one really, but it sparked the imagination and my love of creative writing
  3. The Manitou, Graham Masterton.  Again, probably too young for a child and the cover used to freak me out, but I loved the idea of the living spirit in this book, however macabre

Which three characters from any book would you have around for dinner?

  1. Willy Wonka, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl.  How entertaining would that be?  He would be incredibly interesting and amusing, but he would have to bring dessert, as it would be a culinary explosion like no other before. 
  2. Robert de Niro, A Biography, John Baxter, because he is a legend who I totally respect for his acting abilities and the causes he feels so strongly about. 
  3. Lyra Belacqua, Northern Lights, Philip Pullman, to find out what her favourite adventure was and why.

Which three things most inspired this book?

  1. An active imagination and a need to put pen to paper (as such).  The old cliché of having a book inside me to write.  It was true.
  2. Friends telling me that I should write a book when I recounted some of the new research I was undertaking.  Someone quickly retracted her statement that I should read 50 Shades when she remarked that I was living it!
  3. The hopes that I could make people think differently about consensual relations with different people and removing antiquated stigmas.

Which three emotions do you think your readers will experience while reading your book?

Wonder, amusement, empathy


Last question I promise ;)


Which three words would you use to describe your book?

Explicit, liberating, funny


Thank you again!





Author Bio – Louisa lives in Hertfordshire with her four children. While not on ‘Mum-duties’ she works in high finance in London.

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