Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Moment with Liv Rancourt

I'm please to have fellow Still Moments author Liv Rancourt visiting on Decadent Decisions. So without let me step aside and let her share her story.

Thanks, Lynn, for the opportunity to tell your readers about my short story, “The Santa Drag” that appears in Christmas Treats: Santa’s Nice List from Still Moments Publishing.
Things aren’t always what they seem, and this shopping mall Santa has a secret that only the love of her life can  reveal.
When Lynn and I were setting up this guest appearance, she mentioned that her blog often featured adult content, and asked if I was okay with that. I told her that yeah, I’d been following her posts and knew what was up. I should probably have warned her of something in return. While I might enjoy reading “adult content”, when it comes to my own writing, I’m definitely a PG-rated girl.
I think it stems from a formative event that happened when I was in high school. I was standing in the alto section of the school choir, and though I have no memory of the preceding conversation, I do very clearly remember the blond girl next to me leaning over and whispering, “Those who talk about it don’t do it.” 
She said it with such authority and yet with such an air of ennui that I knew she spoke the truth. Ever since, I’ve been afraid of talking about sex, lest someone mistake me for the kind of geek who never gets any. Actually, for years I was exactly that kind of geek, but that’s another blog post. These days, when I get ready to write a love scene, I sit at the laptop, shake out my fingers, and get ready to unleash my inner….Girl Scout.
Which is how “The Santa Drag” ended up on Santa’s Nice List. It tells the story of Mack, a Seattle-area actress who takes a job playing Santa because it’s the only thing she can find that’ll pay the rent. She is mightily dismayed one Saturday afternoon when a certain semi-famous actor shows up with kids in tow, to have pictures taken with Santa. Is she a good enough actress to fool Joe McBride, the only guy she ever really loved? You’ll have to check out Christmas Treats: Santa’s Nice List to find out.
Santa's Nice List
Don’t get me wrong, I’m pleased as punch to be on the Nice List, and can’t wait to read the other Nice stories. I’m also very much looking forward to Santa’s Naughty List, too, because I can tell from what I’ve seen on Lynn’s blog that you ladies are writing it and reading it and living it with class and enthusiasm.  Peace,

Liv Rancourt is a writer of speculative fiction and romance. She lives in Seattle with her husband, two teenagers, two cats and one wayward puppy. Writing stories that have happy endings is a good way to balance her hospital job, and she is thrilled with the release of The Santa Drag, her first short story with Still Moments Publishing. Liv can be found on-line at her Website , her Blog or on Facebook


wlynnchantale said...

Hi Liv, great to have you here today. I admit it's been a little while since my page has seen PG, but I love the premise for The Santa Drag. I can't wait to read this and from what the review said it's definitely a must read. Congrats on the new release!

Watch out for the mistletoe Aanan(chef) and Tyrell(bartender) have been busy. Don't forget to hit the buffet and open bar. We've got plenty of goodies.

Calisa Rhose said...

I walk the fence between you and Lynn, Liv. It depends on the story and characters as to how much is revealed when it comes to sex in my stories. I don't write anywhere near what Lynn can pull off though. I'd say I topple to your side and the top actually. lol But, like you, I read it all. I can't wait to read Santa's Naughty List either! Congrats to both of you!

wlynnchantale said...

*chuckles* What I wrote for SMP is tame compared to what's in say my other two books. I enjoy reading all heat levels. And you're right, how much of the bedroom being revealed does depend on the characters. But I like things very spicy.

Jillian said...

Wonderful. I love that you were afraid to talk about sex at first. I'm like Calisa. I write what the characters want. I've go some sweet ans some super sizzle. I like all kinds of romance stories and believe the sexual part is def. character driven.

Liv said...

You know, when I'm reading, I'm much more open minded than when I'm writing. Like, if you want to have some extra players on the court, I'll totally volley that serve and make it a love match...
Ouch! That was lame...but I couldn't resist...
Anyway, thanks to all of you for checking out the post, and to Lynn for hostessing.