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Kissing Bandits Welcomes Juliet Braddock

Kissing Bandits welcomes author Juliet Braddock!

The Interview

KB: Welcome to Kissing Bandits Blog! Tell us a little bit about yourself!

AmazonJB: I’m a publicist by day and writer of erotica by night. And although I was born in a small town in Pennsylvania, I’ve called New York City home for over two decades. I love art, theater, food, wine and travel — especially to France. I’m a proud fur-mama to a very spoiled, half-blind Russian Blue rescue, Coopurr…and a gushing Godmother to my best friend’s beautiful six-year old daughter.  

KB: Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.

JB: Well, my Manhattan Bound Series will continue in the fall, but this summer, I have a brand-new novella, “Professor Knows Best,” which will be published June 29 in the DIRTY DOMS Anthology. I love this story because it fulfills a double-fantasy — teacher and schoolgirl and Daddy Dom. Sloane is Justin’s best pupil in journalism school. However, Justin doesn’t want just another college girl…so he introduces her to a world of swingsets and sippy cups.

KB: What has been the most exquisite moment of your life?

JB: I’ve had many — driving through the Loire Valley in France on the perfect autumn day after having forgotten the map in the hotel room…my first full day in New York City after I’d moved here. 

But the most exquisite moment has to be when Coop was still a kitten.  He had non-healing corneal ulcers, and I had to be approved by the medical board at the shelter before I could bring him home. Meanwhile, they were trying to get him to heal a little before his adoption. I would go into the shelter a few nights a week after work to play with him.  He was a bit shy, so I wanted him to get used to me and trust me before I brought him home. When I left, I always returned him to his cage, and I would hold up my index finger and wave good-bye. I’d promise him that I’d be back, and I’d assure him that he’d be home soon.  The one night, he stuck his tiny gray paw through the cage and wrapped it around my finger.  And he squeezed it tight.  We’ve been wrapped ever since, and that was seven years ago.  

KB: Pick out one of the best lines in your novel. What do you love about it?
JB: In KNOTTED, Drew tells Maxine to take her high heels off because they’re heading into treacherous territory, and he doesn’t want her to fall.  Maxine, a true masochist who not only embraces but finds pain to be the ultimate turn-on, says to him, “You had me at treacherous, Sir…”

That line just makes me giggle every time I read it . It’s like Maxine’s little Wednesday Addams moment. She’s just indulging in the darkness and the possibility of danger.  At the same time, she trusts Drew to take her there.


KB: What are your top three guilty pleasures?

JB: 1. Watching Dance Moms. I always feel like I have to make excuses for that bad habit, but the truth is, I just love trashy television.  It takes me away from the clutter of my own reality.  

2. Spending weekends in luxury hotels in New York — even though I live here. (It’s the NYC version of a staycation.) It’s just fun to take yourself outside the norm and play “Let’s Pretend…” for a couple of days. And what better way to indulge than to treat yourself to a suite with a fireplace and giant tub? Pour a glass of wine…

3. James Norton.  Yes, he’s a talented young actor…but dayum, he’s HOT! I could binge watch him in anything all day long.  In anything.  

Find Juliet Braddock at these places:

Twitter: @julietbraddock

[List titles, include upcoming releases] Read these titles by (author’s name):

WEAKENED (The Manhattan Bound Series, Book 1)

WRAPPED (The Manhattan Bound Series, Book 2)

KNOTTED (The Manhattan Bound Series, Book 3)


DIRTY DOMS Anthoogy (Release date June 28)


I’m Michele Zurlo, author of over 20 romance novels. During the day, I teach English, and in the evenings, romantic tales flow from my fingertips.

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