Character Interview featuring A Woman for Zachary by Adriana Kraft


We’re thrilled Extasy Books is re-releasing this series, which has been unavailable for over four years. When we originally set out to write a one-shot erotic romp, we had in mind a vague plot idea to provide a structure for some spicy sex scenes: What if there was a young, vibrant, bisexual modern-day Aphrodite who brought couples together by having sex with them? So we invented (we think) Meghan Keenan to fill the role. Characters have a way of taking over, though, and Meg wasn’t satisfied with just being a piece of fluff having hot sex scenes. The series quickly developed, tracking her adventures through her twenties to her own happy ending, which we’re keeping secret for now!

A Woman for Zachary

Meghan’s Playhouse, Book Two

Erotic Romance Ménage

Novella, 28,000 words

eXtasy Books, August 4, 2017

Four Flames: Explicit Sex, MF, FF;

Ménage, FFM, FMF; Sex toys


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It’s New York! Broadway beckons, but Meg has more fun keeping an erotic triangle going with her current flame, Zach Cullen, and her drama coach, Josie Patrice.
Zachary Cullen has ignored Josette Patrice’s overtures for years, but she agrees to take on his latest protégé-slash-arm-candy Meghan Keenan in her off-Broadway workshop theater. Though the girl has incredible talent, Josie would stake her reputation on that little thing being a switch-hitter, like herself, and she doesn’t want Zach to be duped. Josie sets out to seduce Meg and expose her for what she is, but all bets are off when Meg turns the tables on Josie to hook her up with Zach.


Below, we’ve interviewed Josie Patrice, who is Meg’s drama coach in Book Two, A Woman for Zachary. Take it away, Josie!

What impression do you make on people when they first meet you?

They might think I’m aloof; I hope they think I’m pretty well put together for someone in my forties—maybe they’ll even guess younger! I’d love if they guess that I’m French.


How about after they’ve known you for a while?

That depends a lot on them, doesn’t it? If they’re interesting, open, positive people, they’ll find I’m the same, for the most part. I won’t hang around long if they’re not, so then I’ll never find out what they think anyway. I’m basically a warm, giving, loyal person for friends who’ve earned it.


What is your profession?

I’m a small scale acting coach and theatre workshop owner in New York City. I say small, but many of my students have gone on to careers on Broadway or with touring companies. I thrive on finding and nurturing the unique gifts my students bring to their craft.


Tell me about your best friend.

Now? That would be a spoiler! Before the book opens? I didn’t have a special bestie, rather a small group of women I connect with often and… I’ll just say we’ve shared a great deal over the years.


Describe your ideal mate.

Passionate, generous, warm, caring, sensitive, open and honest – notice I haven’t mentioned gender so far? I could commit to either a man or a woman (or both), if the chemistry’s right. What they look like doesn’t matter so much as that they take care of their bodies and focus on staying healthy as much as I do.


What’s the most important thing in your life?

Balance. Work, love, play, self-care. My life has been a tad lacking lately in the love department, but I love what I do and the connections I make, so I’m feeling pretty balanced, most of the time.


Your thoughts on love?

I truly hope it comes my way. There’s a man who caught my eye over ten years ago, but I don’t think he’s ever really looked at me as a woman. No one else seems to measure up to him, though—I’ll have to let him go if I want to be open for something else to happen.

Don’t get me wrong. I know I’ll be fine if a single love never materializes. The key is to keep finding many loves (and I don’t just mean sex) and staying meaningfully connected throughout our lives.


Your greatest extravagance?

You’ll smoke me out with this question—yes, I have wealth, from my grandfather’s success with French wines and perfumes. I like having nice things about me. I like that I can choose how to spend my time, that I’m free to do what I love to do.


Is there anything you haven’t done that you want to do?

Would it be too trite to say finally fall in love with that special someone? When the book opens, there’s really nothing else on my bucket list. I know I just said I’ll be fine if that never happens, and I truly believe I will. But I do still have hopes…


What are you most afraid of?

I had to stop and think about this one. I don’t fear much. I hope for many things and know I’ll experience disappointments along the way, but fear? Not really.


What was your first thought or impression when you met the person you fell in love with?

You would ask – I told you he caught my eye when I first met him, through my theater workshop. He likes to use his wealth to locate and sponsor talented young actresses, and he brings them to my workshop and pays their fees to get them started.

But how do you describe what, specifically, causes a spark to fire when you first meet someone? Physically, of course – virile, handsome, gravelly voice—but more than that, the depth of his passion for what he cares about. I’ve always hoped it would be me.


What would you change about the person you fell in love with?

Your question drew a sarcastic laugh. I’d change that it took him ten years to give in to what he feels for me, and that he successfully deceived me for so long about it. We lost a lot of time! But since I can’t change that, there’s really nothing I’d change about him now.


What would you change about yourself?

That question is more philosophical than you might intend. I like who I am, what I value, and how I live. I’m always striving to improve—to be more aware, more compassionate, more balanced. I hope that never changes.

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  1. Adriana Kraft (@AdrianaKraft) - August 15, 2017 @ 1:44 pm

    Thanks so much for hosting our heroine today!

    • Valerie Ullmer - August 15, 2017 @ 3:33 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and the wonderful character interview!

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