*this interview originally appeared at Tonya’s Book Shelf
Avery Aster, author of The Manhattanites series “Picks One” on Sex, Luxury, & Life in Manhattan…
We sat down with Avery Aster, author of the hilariously erotic series The Manhattanites from Ellora’s Cave, and played the “Pick One” game. Avery weighs in on…sex, luxury and New York’s social life.
Scream, Moan or be Silent
Sometimes I whistle making a humming noise…kidding. If my mouth isn’t gagged with a ball or tied shut with a strap I’m usually moaning, if not singing or speaking in tongue. Who doesn’t?
Uptown or Downtown?
I’m older than twenty-five, so I’m going to say uptown, but nothing higher than Eighty-Fifth Street then I get a nosebleed.
Belgian or Swiss Chocolate?
Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland are quite simply the best effin’ chocolate on the planet, so as they say…you should only buy a Swiss made watch; you should only eat Swiss chocolates. But who am I fooling? I’ll eat American Hershey’s too. I’m a slut for chocolate. Are you sharing your candy with me today?
Trojan, Lifestyles or Durex Condoms?
Durex Extra Sensitive Condoms are über-thin and wonderful for heightened euphoria. Their Extra Sensitive Ribbed condom also can add more motion in the ocean.
Jets or Giants
Oh come on…The Giants. They have quarterback Eli Manning. He’s most adorable. As Taddy Brill, from Unscrupulous, would say, he’s a hunkadoris. And I just can’t get into that Jets green color, can you? It’s so…meh.
Vogue or Elle
Neither. I love Vanity Fair. It’s gossipy. If I wanna catch fashion I can go to a show or walk down the street. But getting the dish, I count on Graydon Carter at VF. His editors have been a huge inspiration for the Vive Farnworth character in my series. She owns Debauchery magazine and is getting her own love story in book four.
Leather or Lace
Leather. I get great arousal from the way it smells on me and others when it’s worn. Don’t you?
Eastside or West?
Manhattan’s East Side is home to Union Square, Gramercy, East Village, Upper East Side. It’s the only side! Plus, the west has too many tourists.
Moët & Chandon or Veuve Clicquot?
Hands down, Moët & Chandon and not just because it’s featured in Unscrupulous (The Manhattanites #2) and my lead heroine Taddy Brill’s favorite, but it tastes smoother. Veuve is wonderful too, but sometimes a bit dry for me and that big yellow sticker can be obnoxious. Just sayin’!
Commando, boxer or brief?
None of the above. Jock strap, please. I adore the way it frames and lifts a man’s ass, so perfect. (or not!)
LaGuardia or JFK International?
Both airports suck. They do. Newark Airport is cleaner and nicer but so effin’ far. If you’re flying along the east coast then book outta LGA. For trips to the west coast or abroad it’s always been JFK for me. But I’ll gladly fly outta Newark whenever possible. They have the Departures Spa in Terminal C for pedicures and facials. It makes the whole Jersey jaunt worth it.
Bergdorf’s or Barney’s New York
I’m a Bergdorf blonde through and through. I love David Hoey’s windows during Christmas and can get lost in that store. Dear credit department, if you’re reading this, can you please increase my charge limit? Thank you!
By Avery Aster
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
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Avery Aster pens erotic romance for Ellora’s Cave. As a resident of New York’s Upper East Side and a graduate from New York University, Avery gives readers an inside look at the city’s glitzy nightlife, socialite sexcapades and tall tales of the über-rich and ultra-famous. “I write about what I see in my metropolis that never sleeps–Manhattanites on the quest for a passionate thrill,” Avery says. “By and large, my characters are drop-dead gorgeous, ripped straight from the headlines and on the hunt for their next conquest.”
Undressed #1 (Lex & Massimo) launched The Manhattanites series, exploring people’s forbidden desires of lust and longing. Unscrupulous #2 (Taddy & Warner) is the highly anticipated prequel coming August 14, 2013. Also, stay tuned for the sequel with Unsaid #3 (Blake & Miguel) coming winter 2013.
The Manhattanites is an extended modern erotic romance series of full length juicy melodramas multilayered on love, friendship, scandal, and drama to the hilt. Fans who watch TV shows like Girls (HBO), Mistresses (ABC/BBC Drama), and The Bold & the Beautiful (CBS) love The Manhattanites series. Avery’s characters are over the top. They have raunchy sex, speak their minds and always get what they want. Each novel may be read as a stand alone.
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